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Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller passed his toughest test with a third-round TKO over gatekeeper Fred Kassi last night in front of a national TV audience on Showtime and a live crowd at Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, NY.
“I knew it would take some time to get going tonight. I was thinking maybe three or four rounds to warm up and get going. But in the second round, I got my wind and I knew I hurt him,” said Miller. “My legs came alive and I touched his body and his head. I knew I was going to get the stoppage. I think he could have continued, though. He just didn’t want to. That’s why I take my hat off to Deontay Wilder. I still want to break his jaw, but he finished his fight with a broken hand. That’s what champions do. Kassi didn’t want to continue.
“Let’s talk about all these heavyweights. Tyson Fury, he doesn’t want this work. He’s always complaining. He’s always sick or something. I don’t know what’s wrong with him. Wilder, every five minutes he breaks another finger. Look, it’s just a matter of time before these guys are going to have to put up or shut up. Anthony Joshua, that’s going to be a mega fight. I am just begging for him to call my name.”