By Ring TV
LONG ISLAND, New York – Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller had a big HBO debut, wearing down the giant Mariusz Wach in their 10-round heavyweight fight and stopping him midway through the ninth round Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.
Referee David Fields, aware that Wach was experiencing pain in his right hand for several rounds, pulled the plug as the ringside physician leapt onto the apron to signal that the fight was over at the 1:02 mark.
It was a typical Miller (20-0-1, 18 knockouts) outing as the 29-year-old Brooklynite trudged forward, building tempo as he banged away with body shots on the long torso of Wach (33-3, 17 KOs), surviving some heavy rights from the former title challenger from Poland, and ripping away with uppercuts and left hooks in close.
The fight was the longest Miller had ever gone as a professional, outdistancing his eighth round technical knockout over Gerald Washington in his most recent fight.
Miller is promoted by Dmitriy Salita and trained by Harry Keitt. He has fielded criticism over his weight since rising to prospect status, but weighed about 15 pounds lighter than his last outing at 283 1/4 pounds. Wach, who is about three inches taller at 6’7″ 1/2, weighed 268 pounds.
Wach, 37, had won two straight since his twelfth-round TKO loss to Alexander Povetkin in 2015.
The twelve-round scheduled fight was the co-featured bout to the Daniel Jacobs-Luis Arias card on HBO.
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Source:: The Ring – Boxing