DEONTAY WILDER once revealed he wanted a body on his record, but Jarrell Miller has made a more vicious vow to decapitate his rivals.
The two behemoths feature on the same card in the Day of Reckoning, boxing’s most outrageous fight night, put on by the Saudis during Riyadh season.Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller square off on December 23[/caption]
It’s not the first time the Brooklyn native was lined up to face a Brit.
Back in 2019, Miller was due to fight Anthony Joshua (who is also involved in the December 23 extravaganza where he will face Otto Wallin) in a clash for AJ’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
However, the fight was called off at the eleventh hour after the 35-year-old failed TWO drug tests.
Since then, former kickboxer Miller has rebuilt his career and is still unbeaten in his 27 fights.
Nasty piece of work
Hatred for your opponent in boxing is nothing new.
Ahead of their trilogy fight, Deontay Wilder promised to “legally murder” Tyson Fury.
Fellow American Miller is, it seems, cut from the same cloth.
Back in September, he shared a clip of a training montage that saw him knock his sparring partners down on the canvas.
Impressive as it looked, it was the cigar-chomping star’s words in the caption for the horror video that offered a bigger chill.
He wrote: “I’m going to decapitate every man that stands before me.
“This is not a threat, this is a promise.
“I said it and so it shall be written.
“No mercy. No retreat. War.”
He’s a rapper
Rappers and boxers are often connected.
But Miller takes it to a whole new level.
The man nicknamed Big Baby, who is pals with 50 Cent, rapped himself into the ring in a recent fight this year.
Miller took part in an exhibition bout against Antonio Zepeda, which went the distance.
However, before he took to the ring the 6ft4in orthodox slugger treated a Miami audience to a glimpse of his rap skills.
Fans online laughed at the amount of time it took Miller to get to the ring.
But, you imagine he will tone it down in Saudi Arabia.
Don’t mention drugs
Although he’s partial to chuffing on a cigar or two, that can hardly be frowned upon
But in 2019, Miller tested Eddie Hearn’s patience after failing TWO separate drug tests.
Two months before he was to step in the ring with Joshua, he tested positive for the performance-enhancing Cardarine.Anthony Joshua were due to fight one another in 2019[/caption] The fight was cancelled after Miller failed two drug tests[/caption] Eddie Hearn was fuming with Miller[/caption]
Then, just a few days later, he tested positive when a human growth hormone was found in his system.
The latter killed any chance of a fight happening, and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn was livid.
He told the Daily Mail: “I can confirm we have been notified of another failed test. I am disgusted.
“You want to give someone the benefit of the doubt and that was very hard after the first one. To have a second one is disgusting. The sport can have no room for this.
“In a way I am happy – it shows the VADA testing works and we have kept him out of the ring.
“AJ will face any clean fighter and beat him.”
Miller was slapped with a two-year ban from boxing, and removed from the rankings.
The likely reunion between Miller and Hearn, who will be in Saudi as AJ’s promoter, could be box office.
He’s a big lad
Standing at 6ft4in, Miller is slightly smaller than Dubois – who will have an inch on his foe.
But, the weigh-in will certainly make interesting viewing.When Miller made his comeback last year he topped the scales at a whopping 341 pounds[/caption]
While Dubois clocked in at around 233lbs in his last fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Miller will most certainly dwarf that number.
Last year, ahead of his comeback fight against Ariel Esteban Bracamonte, he cut a completely different figure.
Miller tipped the scales at an astonishing 341lbs, some two stone heavier than when he was in his prime in 2018.
He was even heavier than the 335lbs which Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson came in at for his bout with Eddie Hall last year.
Miller’s continued to remain heavy in the defeats of Derek Cardenas and Lucas Browne – both disposed by knockout.
Against Zepeda, in that exhibition fight, he came in at a whopping 325lbs.
Watch out Jake Paul
Although Miller isn’t afraid to call out British boxers – he’s tried to lure Fury, Whyte and AJ into the ring previously – it’s YouTuber Jake Paul who he is focused on.
They have beef, after Paul teased him in the run-up to his brother Logan Paul’s match-up against Floyd Mayweather in 2021, however they have sparred together.
Jake thought he was Money Mayweather’s bodyguard, before asking him repeatedly: “Do you lift?”
A bemused Miller laughed off the encounter. However, he has since began a campaign to fight Paul.
On Instagram, he has tagged the social media star on training videos as he chases that fight.
All we can say is take cover, Jake.Following a two-year suspension, Miller sparred with Tyson Fury ahead of his fight with Dillian Whyte[/caption] Gargantuan Miller is nicknamed Big Baby[/caption]