This past weekend Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) took out Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in the fourth round of their contest.
Although Miller was impressive, his opponent was far from it. This has been the constant theme surrounding Miller’s career thus far.
Miller has proven that he’s a good fighter, but he talks as though he is a great one. We all want to find out if he truly is.
If Miller gets into the ring with any of these following men then he’ll prove his merit.
Winner of Dillian Whyte vs. Dereck Chisora
Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) had themselves a fight of the year candidate two years ago. On December 22, they’re going to run back that classic.
Miller should keep a close eye on this one. The winner of this fight could possibly be next in line for him. For Big Baby he needs this one.
If he can not only fight but defeat the winner of this fight then he can begin to shut the mouths of the naysayers.
Former WBO Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) has been going through a rough patch to say the least.
After going undefeated in his first 24 fights, he’s now winless in his last two. Listen, losses to unified champion Anthony Joshua and rising contender Dillian Whyte are nothing to be ashamed of, but he’s on a downward spiral.
He has a bout coming up on December 15 against Alexander Flores. It’s a bout he should win. Key word is should.
If he finds a way to come out of that fight with a win then his next move should be Big Baby. Miller has yet to be truly tested in any of his professional fights.
A matchup with Parker would change that. Not only is he a former champion, but he is also very tough and durable. It’s a fight that Miller could easily lose, but it’s one that he should pursue nonetheless.
We need to see what Miller is finally made of.
Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs) is incredibly skilled. For a big man, Ortiz moves around the ring very well which is no surprise considering his Cuban descent.
His matchup earlier this year with reigning WBC champ Deontay Wilder is a bonafide fight of the year candidate.
Although he came up short in that bout, many would venture to say that his stock went way up.
Outside of unified champion Anthony Joshua you would be hard pressed to find a better Heavyweight.
Miller wants his crack at a title and who can blame him? The problem is that his resume is lacking in substance.
If Miller is serious about knocking off all of the top dogs at Heavyweight then he needs to jump in the ring with Ortiz and make a statement.