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Jan 5, 2018

Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Contender Comes Home

Heavyweight boxer Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is on a rise to the top of boxing with his name used in the same sentence as some of the greats in the past. Maybe you’ve seen one or two fights with him in recent years, but what you may not know is that he is a Belizean-American. The twenty-nine-year-old athlete was born here in Belize and moved to U.S. at a young age and for many years, he did kickboxing and later professional boxing. He has an undefeated record of twenty wins and one draw – with eighteen of his wins by way of knockouts and is considered a contender for the heavyweight title. Back in 2016, we spoke with the fighter fresh off a win by way of a technical knockout. Well, the boxing star was in Belmopan motivating youths. News Five’s Andrea Polanco tells us more about this Belizean-American who is making waves in the boxing world abroad.

 

Michael Buffer, Announcer

“Next up on the scales, he brings his perfect undefeated record to the ring tomorrow night; nineteen victories; seventeen wins by knock out from Brooklyn New York, Jarrell Big Baby Miller. Two-eighty-three-point-four.”

 

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is a heavyweight boxer – with an undefeated record – he is considered one of the top heavyweight boxers in the world today – a contender for the heavyweight title.

 

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller

Jarrell Miller, World Heavyweight Title Contender

“I can box, I can slug. I bring the pain. I just break necks. I am a killer all the way around. Always. Every time I go in a fight I look for a knockout.  For a guy his size he throws a lot of punches. And a right hand drops him. I am fast and I am powerful and I have a big damn mouth and I am not afraid to use it. Deontay Wilder, boy, I am coming for you. I dare Joshua to call my name. I dare you. I would fly to England to whip your behind.  I will be honest with you. I want to be the champion of the world. I want all the belts.”

 

Born in Belize City, but raised in Brooklyn, New York, Miller comes home to visit his family from time to time. During this trip, he is going around the country and today he took some time out to visit with the Belmopan Police Cadets.

 

Jarrell Miller

“So far I have been in Belmopan for a couple days. I was in the City. I went to San Pedro. Still have to hit Placencia and Dangriga before I leave. I just have a lot of family around too. Soon as I got off the plane my cousin is an immigration police in the airport and soon as I get in the City I see my aunt at the grocery store who I haven’t seen as a kid. So, my family is all over and just trying to see everybody while I can when I am here.”

 

And when he is not out inspiring the youth, he is out training or in the ring fighting boxers from all across the world. He fought Polish boxer Mariusz Wach back in November. And Miller’s story is one of hard work and triumph despite the odds.

 

Jarrell Miller

“If you know anything about fighters and the streets, it takes a long time to get to where I am at. I had no easy routes taken. Fifteen years and we are finally somewhere. I wanna thank Eddy Hearn from giving me an opportunity. And the country where I am from and the people from the country where I am from kinda overlook me in some ways and let politics be a part of it.”

 

Using his personal story, the heavyweight contender took the opportunity to remind the cadets to keep pushing. He gave a motivational speech to the kids, answered questions, took time to sign autographs, and even showed off a few moves.

 

Jarrell Miller

“The main thing is just steady, fast. Which means you keep your chin down, hands up and keep moving forward. Because you gonna take hits in life like you get hit in the ring. But champions don’t quit; you can’t see – you may have a hard round; a hard week; or a hard year but the main goal is to stay focus and success will come when you have a game plan; and having people around you makes it a lot easier and having a backbone that’s one to support you in those times when you feel you about to fall down. And they have that. They are ahead of the game right now. The main is the adults need to step up more and the government will follow up and it will be a 360 for the kids in Belize.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I’m Andrea Polanco.

 

Miller says he plans to open two gyms in Belize; one in the city where he can check in and motivate city kids and the other somewhere out district– where he can also train for fights. 

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1 Response for “Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Contender Comes Home”

  1. Marwaione says:

    Good inspiring story, you can be anything once you have support and stay focused, for the losers out there, change for the community.

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