By Steve Kim
It's clear what direction that the handlers of heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller want to go in the aftermath of his second round destruction of two division champion Tomasz Adamek on October 6th.
Rated number two in the WBA rankings, they would like to fight for a version of their heavyweight title.
"Obviously, we want to see how the (Manuel) Charr situation officially plays out with his B-sample getting tested,"said Greg Cohen, who co-promotes the extra large heavyweight with Dmitry Salita.
Charr, who holds the 'regular' version of the WBA heavyweight title, was scheduled to face Fres Oquendo on September 29th before testing positive for two banned substances.
Cohen continued, "If he tests positive he'll officially be stripped. So if he gets stripped Jarrell's going to fight for that vacant title, whether it's against Fres Oquendo or Trevor Bryan. That remains to be seen."
Bryan happens to be the top rated heavyweight by the WBA.
"But our plans for Jarrell is for him to fight for the WBA 'regular' title in his next fight," explained Cohen to BoxingScene.com.
As for when this could happen, Cohen says, ''there is a possibility it can happen as soon as November 17th and if we don't make that happen, early next year."
Winning the "regular" version of the title would bring Miller a step closer to his goal - facing Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), who holds the WBA "super" version of the belt. Joshua, who also has the IBF, IBO, WBO world titles, is scheduled to return on April 13th at Wembley in London. Joshua made his WBA mandatory last month, with a TKO win over Alexander Povetkin.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua and also works with Miller, says the two heavyweight could potentially collide at the end of 2019.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.