This week saw the announcement of an extravagantly matched card to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in less than six weeks time.
The show featuring Anthony Joshua Vs Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder Vs Joseph Parker takes place on December 23. The event littered with heavyweight contenders replaces the undisputed heavyweight showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, now rescheduled for February 17.
Daniel Dubois collides with the un-exiled Jarrell Miller in arguably the most intriguing contest on the bill in the Middle East. Dubois comes off a knockout defeat to Usyk this past August in Poland, Miller scored a sixth round knockout over Lucas Browne in March in his last fight.
Miller had over a three and a half year absence from the ring due to multiple failed drug tests in the build up to a fight with Joshua in 2019. The undefeated American has rebuilt with three victories over relatively tame opposition since his return.
“I’ve been working tirelessly to land a meaningful opportunity for Jarrell for him to redeem himself to show that he belongs with the best of the best in the heavyweight division.” Promoter Dmitriy Salita said in an exclusive interview for ProBox TV. “So, I’ve been working with other people in the industry. This came together quickly. We are very grateful we were able to make this fight stick and make this fight happen.
“I think it is a big crossover fight for both guys. I think Daniel Dubois is trying to redeem himself to show he still has the goods. Jarrell is looking to show that is the man he was four years ago and that he belongs in the heavyweight picture and that the heavyweight title is his. This is a big step, a big opportunity for him to march in that way. You know people plan things, but they don’t always happen as we plan. I know they are talking about Anthony Joshua fighting Deontay Wilder, and the several rematches with Usyk and Tyson Fury. But who knows what is going to happen. Jarrell, with a significant impressive victory, puts himself back into that elite heavyweight picture. If he showcases to the world and says ‘hey, guys not only do I have the personality, I also got the skills to compete with the best.’ That’s why this fight is so important for him. It can really change his life. It is a very exciting time for Jarrell, and a very exciting time for the heavyweight division when the best are choosing to fight the best. I’m very happy with the work I have done for Jarrell, but the most difficult thing is to get in the ring and take care of business. I hope that Jarrell can does what he can do and shows that he is the man with the masterplan, shows the skills that he can beat the best in the world, and I believe he does.”