Miller did not fly to Kazakhstan, White’s options announced – heavyweight digest


A large-scale boxing evening scheduled for Sunday in Almaty (Kazakhstan), in the main event of which heavyweights Jarrell Miller (25-0-1, 21 KOs) from the USA and Ebenezer Tette (20-1, 17 KOs) from Ghana were supposed to meet, will not take place . Informs about it
Dan Raphael with reference to the organizers.

The reason for the cancellation of the show is a solid number of boxers from Russia who were supposed to enter the ring, but will not be able to arrive in Kazakhstan on time due to the mobilization announced in the Russian Federation.

Miller is still in Romania – it was there that he had a training camp.

Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) voiced options for former British heavyweight challenger Dillian Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs), who lost to WBC champion compatriot Tyson Fury in April and has not entered the ring since.

According to the promoter, 4 potential opponents are being considered: Otto Wallin (24-1, 14 KOs) from Sweden, Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs) from the USA, Australian Demsi McKean (21-0, 13 KOs) and the American-Mexican veteran Chris Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KOs).

Hearn also said that soon the WBC champion in under-heavyweight (bridgerweight) Colombian Oscar Rivas (28-1, 19 KOs) will be obliged to fight the Croatian slugger Alen Babich (11-0, 10 KOs). The promoter suggests that the fight could take place as early as November.

Earlier, Pole Lukasz Rozanski was matched with Rivas as an opponent – the fight did not take place due to some logistical problems, the organizers promised to fix everything.

November 12 in Manchester (Great Britain) local Olympic heavyweight medalist Fraser Clark (3-0, 3 KOs) will feel the rise in the level of the opposition – he will fight with an age-old, but extremely persistent Polish journeyman
Kamil Sokolovsky (11-26-3, 4 KOs).

The division’s Ukrainian prospects Vyktor Vykhryst, Vladislav Sirenko and Igor Shevadzutskiy failed to delay the Pole.

October 8 in Ruda-Slańska (Poland) local heavyweight avenue
Damian Knyba (8-0, 5 KOs) will try his hand against hardened Ukrainian journeyman Konstantin Dovbyshchenko (9-10-1, 6 KOs).

The underdog was well remembered by Ukrainian fans, as in 2020 he alternately gave solid fights to local favorites Oleksandr Zakhozhy, Andriy Rudenko and Vladislav Sirenko.