By Alex Fesl: In a crossroads battle, Jarrell Miller 25-0-1 (21 KOs) is scheduled to tackle former WBA (Common) heavyweight champion Lucas Browne 31-3 (27 KOs) on the Agenda Area in Dubai.
Weights: Jarrell Miller 333 lbs. vs. Lucas Browne 277 lbs.
Jono Carroll 130 lbs. vs. Miguel Marriaga 130 lbs.
Soslan Asbarov 199.5 lbs. vs. Brandon Glanton 200 lbs.
A once-promising heavyweight prospect, Miller was at one time set to tackle Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship on the famed Madison Sq. Backyard again in the summertime of 2019. That battle by no means materialized resulting from Miller failing a number of performance-enhancing drug exams after which being suspended. After serving his suspension for just a few months, Miller would once more fail a number of performance-enhancing drug exams earlier than a match with heavyweight contender Jerry Forrest in 2020. After failing that take a look at, Miller would seemingly go into hiding for the following few years, not boxing as soon as.
WHAT TIME IS MILLER VS. BROWNE?
Date: Saturday 18, March
Begin time: 10:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. GMT
US Stream: PROBOXTV.com
The battle will happen on the Agenda Area, Dubai.
Principal occasion ringwalks (approx): 12:00 p.m. ET
The primary card is about to get underway at 10:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. GMT with the principle occasion ringwalks scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET
Final June, Miller would return to the ring in an obscure battle card in Argentina, defeating native fighter Ariel Esteban Bracamonte by unanimous determination. One month later, Miller would return to the states to tackle Derek Cardenas and win by way of 4th spherical TKO. This Saturday’s match vs. Browne will symbolize Miller’s hardest opponent of his profession and maybe his final probability at relevancy within the heavyweight division.
Like Miller, Lucas Browne has had an up-and-down profession as properly. Beginning his profession off fairly impressively, Browne would have victories over boxing legend James Toney, contenders Travis Walker, Richard Towers, and Andriy Rudenko earlier than taking up WBA (Common) heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev. Browne would go on to take out Chagaev by sensational tenth spherical knockout in 2016. But, no stranger to failing performance-enhancing drug exams (like Miller), Browne would go on to fail a number of drug exams post-Chagaev battle. Browne would then be suspended for a number of months.
Afterward, Browne would proceed his profession by going 7-3 in his subsequent ten fights. In his most noteworthy battle throughout that run, Browne could be knocked out by former heavyweight title challenger Dillian Whyte again in 2018.
Trying forward, each Miller and Browne are extremely rated by the WBA, with Browne ranked tenth and Miller ranked eleventh, per the WBA’s February rankings. The winner of this battle will doubtlessly transfer up within the rankings for a shot on the tremendous WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk or secondary common WBA heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois.
MILLER VS. BROWNE CARD
Jarrell “Large Child” Miller vs. Lucas Browne; Heavyweights
Jono Carroll vs. Miguel Marriaga; Junior lightweights
Soslan Asbarov vs. Brandon Glanton; Cruiserweights
Samat Abdyrakhmanov vs. Nicolas David Veron; Middleweights
Kureysh Sagov vs. Ali Baloyev; Cruiserweights
Ruslan Fayfer vs. German Garcia Montes; Heavyweights
Hasibullah Ahmadi vs. Dana Coolwell; Featherweights
Djamel Dahou vs. Allan Kamote; Lightweights
Abdul Khan vs. Jaskaran Singh; Junior lightweights
Artush Hovhannisyan vs. David Zegarra; Mild heavyweights
Mikhail Tarabrin vs. Victor Hugo Exner; Mild heavyweights