By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF #12 light heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (17-1, 11 KOs) will clash with New York-based Shawn Miller (15-2-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds with the vacant IBF International title up for grabs at the Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.
Broadhurst is coming off a knockout win over Rob Powdrill in December 2015 and Miller’s most recent fight in May 2015 had him scoring an eight round points decision over Willie Williams
Promoter Angelo DiCarlo talked to Fightnews.com. “Shawn Miller will be a tough test for Broadhurst and the most seasoned boxer he has met. Miller is trained by former world title contender John Scully who formerly trained Chad Dawson and the fact they came to Australia twelve days before the fight tells me they have come to win. They have not let me see Miller train and naturally they are working on things.
“Miller has been sparring with John Scully I believe just to get the cobwebs out. I have watched tapes of Miller and he is an effective counter puncher and Broadhurst will need to be focused to be victorious. When I first seen Miller I was surprised how big he is for a light heavyweight. At 6.2″ he is around the same height as Broadhurst but physically much bigger. Everyone who seen him said this guy is a cruiserweight but he has dropped weight since he first arrived twelve days ago. Shawn Miller, John Scully and three other members from Team Miller have been good to work with since they have arrived in Brisbane.”
“Miller has not boxed since May of last year but has had three scheduled fights fall through on him each time about a week before the fight so he has been unlucky. One those fights was against Broadhurst who he was supposed to fight earlier this year. We have a date for Broadhurst to fight in America on an Art Pelullo Banner promotion. Art is highly respected and Broadhurst will fight on November 3rd in the USA. Art will be the co-manager of Broadhurst with me. The plan is to have Trent fight on a regular basis and we are hoping he will challenge for the world title in 2017. We have the financial backing to have that world title bout in Australia.”