Undefeated heavyweight fighter Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has been out of the boxing ring for a while. Now with this recent signing, he hopes to get back in the squared circle real soon.
Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Top Rank with them working alongside Greg Cohen Promotions and Salita Promotions to put Miller in a position for good fights in the near future. He will be featured in a Top Rank on ESPN fight card later this year. In 2019, Miller was set to fight Anthony Joshua for the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles in New York City. However, Miller was removed from the card as he tested positive for illegal substances. With this new signing, he hopes to get back into world title contention.
“Minor setback for a major comeback. I’m coming for everything and everyone. No one is safe. Say hello to the bad guy,” Miller said. “Everyone wants to portray the superhero. We don’t live in a sunshine world. I’ll never be the superhero. In my world, the majority of the time, the villain wins.”
This “villain” is who Top Rank chairman Bob Arum wanted to add to his stable after signing the likes of Tyson Fury and Kubrat Pulev. He sees that Miller wants to be a serious contender once again. “Jarrell Miller is serious about coming back, doing things the right way and becoming heavyweight champion of the world,” said Arum. “He is one of boxing’s most unique and exciting characters, but most importantly, he can fight.”
Dmitry Salita is familiar with Top Rank and looks forward to this partnership with Arum. “Top Rank was my first promoter when I was fighting, so I know firsthand that Bob Arum and his team will create the right opportunities for Jarrell,” said Salita, President of Salita Promotions. “Top Rank promotes many of the top heavyweights, including Tyson Fury, and Jarrell fits right in with all of the big names in the division.”
“Since I started promoting Jarrell as a six-round fighter, I have been saying that he would be the next heavyweight champion from Brooklyn. Working with Top Rank, I am confident he will have the chance to realize that goal.”
Greg Cohen echoed the same excitement. “I couldn’t be happier that after months of hard work and perseverance, we were able to make this deal a reality,” said Cohen who is the CEO of Cohen Promotions. “Top Rank is the perfect partner and ESPN the perfect platform for Jarrell to realize his full potential and become the dominant force in the heavyweight division. Time for Big Baby to get back in the ring!”
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