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Jarrell Miller Lined Up For Tyson Fury Ahead Of Deontay Wilder Rematch

Jarrell Miller Lined Up For Tyson Fury Ahead Of Deontay Wilder Rematch

Frank Warren has revealed that Tyson Fury could fight Jarrell Miller ahead of his potential rematch with Deontay Wilder.

The legendary boxing promoter, 67, said that plans are moving ahead for the British superstar's next fight and it would likely take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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In his column for talkSPORT, Warren said that the bout would likely take place in September or early October and the 30-year-old Miller was one of the names on their radar.

"The objective is to build up to him fighting Deontay Wilder again after their highly controversial first meeting which obviously should have resulted in a victory for Tyson," he wrote.

"Hopefully, we get him in there with an American later this year and I am open to the prospect of Jarrell Miller being Tyson's next opponent."

'Big Baby' was originally lined up to fight Anthony Joshua in June before he failed three drugs tests.

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And his shot at AJ was handed to Andy Ruiz Jr, who defied the odds and stripped the 29-year-old Brit of the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.

While Warren said that he was "anti-drugs" and believes "seriously strict penalties" should be handed down for offences, he would be open to Miller fighting against the 'Gypsy King.'

"There has to be severe consequences. But having been handed only a short suspension, Miller will be ready to return to the ring in September and, if he's licenced, then there's nothing I can do about that," he explained.

"He'll be considered by us.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I've seen Eddie Hearn having a little moan about Miller being a potential opponent for Fury next but, you know, this is the guy that put Daniel Jacobs in with Canelo [Álvarez] and who promoted Alexander Povetkin..."

Fury, 30, scored a stunning TKO victory over German boxer Tom Schwarz earlier this month at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum has admitted there could be the possibility of pushing a Fury-Wilder rematch to the end of 2019 instead of early 2020.

Who should Fury fight next?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Frank Warren, Tyson Fury, MSG, Boxing News, Boxing, Gypsy King, Jarrell Miller, New York City, Deontay Wilder, Madison Square Garden, USA, US

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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