If you're a boxing fan and you haven't heard of Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, you may be introduced to him soon. If he has his way, the boxing community and big-named fighters such as Chris Arreola, Anthony Joshua and even heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko will get to know him sooner rather than later.
The 6'4", 270-pound heavyweight out of Brooklyn, New York, ran his record to 12-0 with 10 knockouts after scoring a first-round stoppage win over Raymond Ochieng in Hinckley, Minnesota, on Friday night.
I had an opportunity to speak with Miller just prior to his win over Ochieng, and he was quite prophetic in his prediction for the bout.
Downriver Top Team has the finish of the short bout in this tweeted vine from the CBS broadcast:
The 26-year-old built a successful kickboxing record of 21-2, with his only losses coming to the legendary Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic via unanimous decision. Miller has seemingly put kickboxing behind him now as he focuses on building a boxing career that he believes will be far more fruitful monetarily than any career in any other combat sport.
That especially goes for one in mixed martial arts, which he spoke about in the interview.
Miller still has a ways to go in regards to climbing the ranks of the heavyweights. BoxRec.com lists him as just the 67th-ranked heavyweight in the world.
However, because of his polarizing personality and the fact he's already sparred with the Klitschkos and other big-named heavyweights, Miller's rise up the rankings could be swift. He already has another fight scheduled for June 26 back in his native New York.
Per the interview, Miller is hoping to face the likes of Arreola as soon as he can in an effort to get his name out to public. If Big Baby can keep winning impressively, he could find the showcase fight he's chasing.
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