Dillian Whyte and Jarrell Miller are two men looking for a way back to the top echelons of the heavyweight division, but for very different reasons.
Now their chance to bounce back could cross, as Miller promoter Dmitry Salita wants to make a fight between his charge and Whyte.
Whyte hasn’t fought since failing in his first attempt at a world title as he was knocked out by Tyson Fury in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April.
As for Miller, he was scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua in 2019 for the unified world heavyweight titles, but he failed a series of drug tests and was later banned from competition.
Last month, Miller returned, weighing an incredible 24 stone and 5 pounds, as he fought Ariel Esteban Bracamonte in ten rounds and won by unanimous decision.
Now his promoter, Salita, wants Miller to step up his level of opposition, as he told Boxing Social, “Dillian, as I understand it, is not tied to any network. He has a history of great fights on Sky Sports.
“I’m in the UK at the moment and it’s something I’m going to discuss with Ben Shalom.
“Dillian has a history of huge fights on Sky and Jarrell Miller will be another great dance partner.
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“I believe Jarrell Miller vs. Dillian Whyte has the potential to be one of the most explosive fights in the heavyweight division.” Salita continued.
“The personalities, the styles, Jarrell will come to fight, he will come to seek and destroy and put on a show for the fans.
“And then there is the crossroads nature of this fight which makes it a really interesting fight.
“Their mix of characters would create a huge spectacle and the winner would be in line for a world title. The buildup alone would be at the box office.
“Jarrell is ready to follow in Tyson’s footsteps and knock out Whyte, but he has to be at his best.
“Whyte is a world class fighter who has shown an incredible ability to come back to the top after losses. But Jarrell at his best is one of the leading heavyweights in the world.
“I’m convinced that at his best he has the ability to not only beat Whyte, but also stop him.”
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