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Jarrell Miller: Whyte Has NOT Earned Shot at Wilder or Joshua

Jarrell Miller has shot down Dillian Whyte's belief that he's done enough to earn a world title shot.

Last month, Whyte got his biggest win to date when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBO world champion Joseph Parker.

One fight earlier, Parker became the first man to go the full distance with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

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Whyte became the first man to knock Parker down - and won the majority of the rounds in the fight.

Miller has aligned himself with promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, with the hope of securing a world title fight with Joshua in April of next year or a potential fall clash with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Joshua will return on September 22nd at Wembley in London, when he takes on WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. He already has a date set in April, also at Wembley.

He wants to face Joshua next year in a rematch. Joshua knocked Whyte out in seven rounds when they brawled in a very tense fight back in December of 2015. Whyte had Joshua hurt in the early rounds, but he was unable to withstand the Olympic gold medal winner's attacks as the fight played out.

Miller is not impressed with anything that Whyte has accomplished in his career.

He views Parker as Whyte's first live opponent opponent with any real worth since Joshua. Should Whyte defeat a few more opponents like that, then Miller believes he's done enough to get a shot - but at the moment Miller feels that is not the case. 

"Joseph Parker is the first guy he's really fought with a pulse since AJ, so it's still early to say," said Miller to Sky Sports.

"He's got a loss. More notable wins like that, then yes [he's earned a shot], but he's turned down [Luis] Ortiz to fight in England.

"Was it a good win, yes? Did it earn him a title shot, I don't think so."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4truth on 08-10-2018

Miller's words would carry a lot more weight (hard to say that about Miller with a straight face) if Miller were fighting Pulev or even Ruiz instead of 42 year old Adamek. Not saying he's wrong but Whyte is ahead…

Comment by Ray* on 08-10-2018

Isn't he just coming off PPV? Trust me that rematch is coming with Joshua. Hearn now has two PPV HW stars. This rematch is happening if Povetkin doesn't beat Joshua.

Comment by Man-Joe on 08-10-2018

He is another wild mouth like Wilder, trying to make a name for himself. Time will tell bcos we know where he belong.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 08-09-2018

Miller shouldn't be questioning other fighters when it comes to facing someone with a pulse. All he has fought is bums who are shot, so it's a ridiculous comment. And Whyte has to beat a few more like Parker to…

Comment by thack on 08-09-2018

Miller should fight Whyte or Parker instead of this small cruiser weight tiresome Eddie has him fixed up with ......Eddies plans do NOT favour the fans .His best cash cow heavyweight is not even going to figure in the biggest…

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