Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller
Jarrell Miller (born July 15, 1988) is an American kickboxer and undefeated boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. Miller was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and was born in the country of Belize in the city of Belize. Miller is of Caribbean and Latin American descent. He took up Muay Thai as a way to defend himself after being attacked on the street. He began Muay Thai at age of 14 and boxing at 16.
Miller is known for his aggressive fighting style. He came to prominence in 2007 when he competed for the New Jersey Tigers in the World Combat League and made it to the finals of the New York Golden Gloves tournament that same year. In 2012, he began fighting in K-1.
As an amateur boxer, Miller reached the final of the 2007 New York Golden Gloves Heavyweight tournament at the Madison Square Garden in New York. His break-out performances as a kickboxer came while representing the New Jersey Tigers in the World Combat League in the 2007-08 season. On May 3, 2008, he defeated K-1 veteran Pat Barry at the WCL Eastern & Western Conference Finals in San Antonio, Texas, the biggest feat of his career at that point.
Following the WCL’s demise, Miller would go on to rack up a 19-0 (8 KOs) record on New York’s heavyweight Muay Thai scene while also turning professional as a boxer. His exploits earned him admirers and in 2012, he was recruited by K-1, historically the world’s premier kickboxing organization. In his promotional debut, he went up against mixed martial arts knockout artist Jack May at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Los Angeles on September 8, 2012 with a place at the 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix at stake. Miller was able to knock May out with a vicious uppercut in the first round to advance to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo Final 16 on October 14, 2012 where he was drawn against Arnold Oborotov. Although Oborotov caused some problems with his low kicks, Miller was able to dominate with his superior boxing ability where he dropped Oborotov with a solid right hand. He went to a unanimous decision win after sending the Lithuanian to the canvas in round one.
At the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final on March 15, 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia, he called out against the legendary Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović in the quarter-finals, which nobody wanted to fight. The panel of judges scored the bout for Filipović by controversial unanimous decision, handing Miller his first professional loss and sending him out of the tournament.
He signed with SUPERKOMBAT in August 2013.
Miller rematched Mirko Cro Cop at Glory 17: Los Angeles in Inglewood, California on June 21, 2014. He lost by another controversial decision. Miller landed an assault of knees to the chest, causing Mirko Cro Cop to complain of low blows.
He was kicked out of amateur boxing because he has professional kickboxing fights, which caused him to compete in the WCO.
Miller is now known for being one of the most exciting heavy weight boxers in the United States with a splitting resemblance to Mike Tyson and the charisma to go along with it. Miller also comes from the rich history of Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.
With only two fights under his belt, he was a New York Golden Gloves finalist and has worked as chief sparring partner for both Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. In 2015 he made his Showbox debut scoring a third round knockout against Uzbekistan number one heavyweight, Akaror Muralimov. Making his Showbox debut a success, Showbox immediately wanted to put Jarrell under the next Showbox card of 2016, where he was put up against another heavyweight prospect Donavan Dennis. With a NABA heavyweight title on the line Jarrell dropped Dennis in the first round with verocious right hand. But Dennis stood on his feet until the 7th round, where he was stopped by a verocity of combos which caused the referee to call the fight due to Dennis being out cold on his feet.
Jarrell Miller is currently number one in New York State, number nine in the United States, in the World rankings he is number 13 in the WBA, and 13 in the IBF.