To end 2018 the Heavyweight division is in full motion. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will lock horns in December, while those outside of unified king Anthony Joshua are meeting one another to make their case to fight one of the three Heavyweight juggernauts.
One of those looking to make noise is the brash Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller. The 30-year old Brooklynite is making his larger-than-life personality known outside the ring, while he struts his 300lb frame inside the ropes.
Having beat the fight out of opponents Fred Kassi (W RTD 3), Gerald Washington (W RTD 8) and Mariusz Wach (W TKO 9), he did not manage to force Johann Duhaupas (W UD 12) out of the ring early, but did score a wide win.
Now he meets the hardened 41-year old Pole, Tomasz Adamek. It seems a lifetime ago since he fought in the Light Heavyweight division, losing his first contest to a young Chad Dawson (L UD 12). He then moved up to Cruiserweight winning world honours there and sharing two memorable bouts with Steve Cunningham (W SD 12 & W SD 12) – the second coming at Heavyweight.
His toughness was proved when he lasted 10 rounds with Vitali Klitschko (L TKO 10), but three loses in four bouts to Vyacheslav Glazkov (L UD 12), Artur Szpilka (L UD 10) and Eric Molina (L KO 10) seemed to be a signal for Adamek 53-5(31KO’s) to hang them up. But three wins later and the New Jersey resident is hoping a strong Polish following in Chicago can jig him up for one last hoorah.
Instead it will be a long and punishing fight against ‘Big Baby’ who needs a performance to light up the division. At this level Miller 21-0-1(18KO’s) hasn’t been able to produce stunning knockouts, but he may well have an opportunity to provide one for the highlight reel here. Tired and out of options, Adamek will be susceptible to heavy fire from either hand. A booming right high on the head or a crunching left hook to the chin will close the show for Miller in the 7th of a 12 round contest.
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