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Jarrell Miller Weighs In At 315¼ Pounds, 78 More Than Dinu

By Keith Idec

Jarrell Miller came in slightly lower Friday than the career-high 317 pounds he weighed for his previous fight.

The undefeated heavyweight contender officially weighed in at 315¼ pounds for his 12-round fight against Bogdan Dinu on Saturday night. Romania’s Dinu stepped on the Kansas Athletic Commission’s scale at 237¼ pounds.

Despite the significant discrepancy, Brooklyn’s Miller will have less of a weight advantage against Dinu (78 pounds) than he owned over Tomasz Adamek. The 30-year-old Miller (22-0-1, 19 KOs) was 90 pounds heavier than the 41-year-old Adamek (53-6, 31 KOs), whom Miller knocked out in the second round October 6 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

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The 32-year-old Dinu (18-0, 14 KOs), one of Anthony Joshua’s sparring partners, will fight for the first time in the United States. The 6-feet-5 contender is ranked No. 9 among the WBA’s heavyweight contenders, but hasn’t beaten a ranked opponent during his 10 years as a professional.

The Miller-Dinu fight will be the main event of a nine-bout card DAZN will stream live from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.

Women’s star Claressa Shields (6-0, 2 KOs), who’ll defend her IBF and WBA middleweight titles in the co-featured fight, weighed in just under the middleweight limit (159½ pounds) before Miller and Dinu came to the scale Friday afternoon. Shields’ opponent, Scotland’s Hanna Rankin (5-2, 1 KO), officially weighed 158½ pounds.

Earlier Friday, Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado (24-11, 14 KOs, 1 NC) weighed 158¼ pounds for his 10-round middleweight match against Luis Arias (18-1, 9 KOs). Milwaukee’s Arias came in at 159¼ pounds.

Also Friday, Brandon Rios weighed 151¼ pounds for a fight that’ll mark the former WBA lightweight champion’s return to his native Kansas.

Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs), of Oxnard, California, will meet Mexico’s Ramon Alvarez in a 10-round junior middleweight match. Alvarez (27-6-3, 16 KOs, 1 NC) also weighed in at 151¼ pounds.

This card will take place near Wichita, Kansas, the hometown of 2016 American Olympian Nico Hernandez.

The 22-year-old Hernandez (5-0, 4 KOs) weighed in at 112¼ pounds for his eight-round, super flyweight fight against Houston’s Josue Morales (8-7-3). Morales weighed 113½ pounds.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Boksfan on 11-17-2018

[QUOTE=low blows;19279630]NFL lineman have a high body fat ratio and many of them test dirty. So looking like you need a Mansear or a Bro is not an indication that you aren't on PED's.[/QUOTE] Obviously not, just remember James Toney…

Comment by low blows on 11-17-2018

NFL lineman have a high body fat ratio and many of them test dirty. So looking like you need a Mansear or a Bro is not an indication that you aren't on PED's.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 11-17-2018

[QUOTE=Kell Mercury;19278416]Off topic but do you believe he’s clean ?[/QUOTE] Really tough to tell with powerlifters. You can’t judge off of body because they do look natural due to the high body fat. I’ve heard miller has tested dirty in…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 11-17-2018

The Ebony Butterbean. I hope Dinu knocks this slob out.

Comment by low blows on 11-17-2018

He's been in this weight range for a while and his stamina has been decent. I would say he looked pretty flat against Wach a few fights back, but looked better than that in his last few fights. But you…

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