One Big Bad Big Baby

By Brian Mazique on January 22, 2016
One Big Bad Big Baby
Miller “Big Baby” Miller is letting his fists do the talking. (James Law/Glory World Series)

On Friday, January 22, at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, Jarrell Miller gets it on with hard-hitting Donovan Dennis…

On Friday, January 22, at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, in a fight televised live on ShoBox,  Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs), the undefeated slugger fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, will put his unbeaten streak on the line against Donovan Dennis (12-2, 10 KOs), the hard-hitting southpaw from Davenport, Iowa.

After a successful kickboxing career, 27-year-old Miller decided to let his fists do the talking and is about to face the toughest challenge of his career.

After reeling off three straight victories, 28-year-old Dennis was stopped via eighth-round TKO by highly touted Andrey Fedosov in his last fight. The Tucson native was dropped in the third, seventh and eighth rounds, before the fight was stopped.

In the Brooklyn Bomber’s last bout he stopped Abhor Muralimov in the third round. It was his fourth consecutive win by stoppage and his first victory over an opponent with a respectable record. Muralimov came into the bout 16-1 before being throttled by Miller.

If Miller can defeat Dennis and look good doing it, we’re likely to start hearing his name mentioned alongside the other top young heavyweights. He has yet to reach the levels of Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, but he’s moving in the right direction.

In the co-main event, undefeated Rob “Bravo” Brant (18-0, 11 KOs), from St. Paul, Minnesota, fights Decarlo Perez (15-3-1, 5 KOs), from Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the vacant WBA-NABA middleweight title.

After five stoppages in a row, 25-year-old Brant was extended the distance in his last fight by Louis Rose on October 23. If he hopes to become a name in the middleweight division, he’ll need to beat Perez decisively. 

Twenty-four-year-old Perez pulled out a statement-making win over previously undefeated Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in his last fight on August 28. Another victory over an undefeated fighter would likely justify Perez being awarded an official ranking.

The undercard spotlights 21-year-old Filipino star Harmonito Dela Torre (17-0, 12 KOs) making his American debut against 20-year-old Mexican Rafael Guzman (16-1-1, 10 KOs). Both fighters have talent. This fight should be an indication as to which fighter moves forward and which does not.

The fights at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, are being promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and will be televised live on ShoBox: The Next Generation. 

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  1. ZenMaster_Flash 01:36pm, 01/23/2016

    When you beat up a guy that weighs 50 lbs. less than you do, you should be credited with a Half-Win !!

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