Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show

By Jake Donovan

The 2019 return of Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will have to wait a little longer.

Efforts to get the unbeaten Brooklyn-bred heavyweight on this Friday’s DAZN-streamed show at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre in New York City have proven for naught. Miller was rumored to land on the undercard against an opponent to be determined, but time became a factor as it was decided to just have him sit this one out, was informed through sources with knowledge of said efforts.

The latest option called for Miller (23-0-1, 20KOs) to face cult favorite Joey Dawejko, but such a proposal never advanced beyond preliminary talks.

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The rest of the show remains intact, with unbeaten Demetrius Andrade facing Artur Akavov in the first defense of a middleweight title he claimed in mid-October.

On the undercard, three-division titlist Jorge Linares enters a title eliminator versus Mexico’s Pablo Cesar Cano for a future crack at a super lightweight belt. The same goal is in mind for Chris Algieri, who returns for the second fight of his comeback but is already being groomed for a potential 2019 1st quarter showdown with unbeaten 140-pound titlist Maurice Hooker.

Miller’s name as a possible addition to the show came late in the game, with the Brooklynite never part of the original plans and—according to sources—the possibility of his fighting on the card more hoping for the best than anything set in stone.

More realistic plans call for the 30-year old to return either in late February or early March. It would still give him a relatively quick turnaround, as he closed out 2018 with knockout wins of former two-division champ Tomasz Adamek and previously unbeaten Bogdan Dinu in a span of six weeks from early October to mid-November.

Loftier goals have Miller on the list of future challengers eyed by reigning unbeaten and unified heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua, who is still considering options for a planned April 13 title defense at Wembley Stadium in London.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=filup79;19435462]This is Hearn keeping his fighters active according to him. JUst look at most of his fighters other than AJ. They fight 3-4 times year but they pretty much fight bums. That was Hearn's plan for DAZN US fighters he…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;19435746] Know anything of this guy? 283-13 amatuer record. 21 US National youth champion at 18. How is that even possible? [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] Otha... a bad motha... or just another brotha?

Comment by boogbx on 01-16-2019

I had it and cancelled it for all the reasons listed. Watching euro bums is not my idea of quality boxing viewing. The last month was definitely slow and worth cancelling, but I’m really hoping it picks up after the…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-16-2019

[QUOTE=Kezzer;19436612]If you paid for a annual membership you still have 9 months to go? Therefore you can’t claim it’s $50 per fight when you still have 3/4 of your membership to go?[/QUOTE] Sure I can, because it’s “to date” I…

Comment by richardt on 01-16-2019

So Miller fights the crap he fights and in this case no one, and Joyce with 7 fights is at least fighting a Stiverne. Miller is a bag of wind who refuses to step up and even turned down Joyce.

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