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Jarrell Miller Weighs Career-High 317 Pounds For Adamek Fight

By Keith Idec

Jarrell Miller has given new meaning to being a heavy favorite.

The heavyweight contender weighed in Friday at a career-high 317 pounds, an inordinate 90 pounds more than Tomasz Adamek (227), for their 12-round fight Saturday night in Chicago. The 30-year-old Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) weighed roughly 13 pounds more for this bout than his previous appearance, a 12-round, unanimous-decision defeat of France’s Johann Duhaupas on April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (304¼ pounds).

The 41-year-old Adamek (53-5, 31 KOs) has won three straight fights since Eric Molina knocked him out in the 10th round of their April 2016 fight. Miller still is listed as a 30-1 favorite or more by most Internet sports books.

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The Miller-Adamek match will be part of DAZN’s live stream from DePaul University’s Wintrust Arena. The six boxers scheduled to compete in the three other featured fights Saturday night made weight Friday.

Las Vegas’ Jessie Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KOs) weighed in at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds for his 12-round main event versus Thomas Dulorme (24-3, 16 KOs). Dulorme, a Las Vegas resident from Puerto Rico, got on the Illinois State Athletic Commission’s scale at 146¼ pounds.

Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) officially weighed 174½ pounds for his optional IBF light heavyweight title defense against England’s Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs). The 33-year-old Beterbiev is an 11-1 favorite over the relatively untested Johnson, who weighed in at exactly the same amount as Beterbiev (174½).

Also Friday, Los Angeles’ Daniel Roman (25-2-1, 9 KOs) weighed in at 121½ pounds for his WBA world super bantamweight title defense against Gavin McDonnell (20-1-2, 5 KOs). England’s McDonnell officially weighed 121½ pounds, too.

DAZN will start streaming the four aforementioned fights at 9 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Undercard coverage of DAZN’s 10-bout card is set to start at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boksfan on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19170853]Adamek would have to weigh like 16 lbs. If that was true dude.. fyi.. miller will throw AJ around the ring like a rag doll.[/QUOTE] Yeah he's a big guy.

Comment by 5000boxing on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19167867]Also WTF is this article? There is only Miller weight listed, what about Adamek? Did Miller swallow him already and his weight is both combined?[/QUOTE] Adamek would have to weigh like 16 lbs. If that was true dude.. fyi.. miller…

Comment by Whangz35 on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;19170441]:lol1: i was going to post the exact same thing...its not possible to hurt big baby...and he doesnt get tired....that is a terrifying combination. toughest guys in the division like wach go 12 with wlad easily but just do not…

Comment by mlac on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;19167878][IMG]https://media1.tenor.com/images/31e7df8b1c901055ce350404057d87eb/tenor.gif?itemid=4502052[/IMG] I don't think it's possible to hurt Big Baby at this size, he is a human block. I hope he weighs 325 against Oquendo and if he ever fights Joshua I want him to come in at 350!!![/QUOTE] :lol1:…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=landotter;19169678]Gawd, I laughed at this.... Either you care about your health/career or you do not. If you can fight and live at this level at that weight, more power to you. But to me it screams you just do not…

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