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Jarrell Miller Makes Short Work Of Fred Kassi
In a quick and uneventful bout, Jarrell Miller (18-0-1 16 KOs) made short work of challenger Fred Kassi (18-6-1 10 KO’s) in front of a small crowd in Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, New York Friday night.
The fight, scheduled for ten rounds and the main event on the Showtime network’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” series, only made it to the end of the third round.
Kassi, 28, and his corner had thrown in the towel as the boxer from New Orleans had stated in a post-fight interview that he had injured his hand, making him unable to continue.
Miller, 28, a Brooklyn native, was therefore awarded a victory via technical knockout.
The match itself consisted of little more than Miller chasing Kassi from corner to corner landing hooks to the body and head in effortless fashion.
Kassi had tried to keep Miller at bay with an effective jab, but was in the end unsuccessful in stopping Miller who had the reach on his side in combination with a near sixty pound weight advantage as Miller tipped the scales at the heaviest of his professional career to date and 296.5 pounds.
Miller in previous contests had called out heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua and personally predicted a knockout of Kassi, in the fifth or sixth round.
Miller had successfully defended his own WBO NABO Heavyweight title. Miller stated he wanted to face other titlists as quickly as he can.
On the undercard, Antonio Nieves held on to his WBO NABO bantamweight belt as he recorded a split draw against challenger Alejandro Santiago. Bakhityar Eyubov (11-0-0 10 KOs) picked up a split decision victory and remains undefeated over Karim Mayfield(19-4-1 11 KOs).
Lightweight Mason Menard (32-1-0 24 KOs) successfully captured the vacant WBO NABO championship belt by TKO over Bahodir Mamadjonov (19-3-0 11 KOs).