Jacobs vs Arias: Jarrell Miller slams 'rotten' Dillian Whyte
By Matt Horan & Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 10/11/17 11:20am
Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller has slammed Dillian Whyte's recent points victory over Robert Helenius and gave a damning assessment of the Brit's fighting credentials.
The unbeaten American targets a 20th victory against Mariusz Wach in New York in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports, with Miller hoping to move towards a world title shot.
Miller, 29, watched as Whyte outpointed Helenius to claim the vacant WBC 'Silver' heavyweight world title last month and the Brooklyn powerhouse was far from impressed.
Dillian Whyte's in line for a world of hurt if he fights me, that's for sure. I know he's trying to aim for Deontay for that big money fight. But there is no way in hell, he's going to beat him either.
"That bloke was a total bag of rotten cabbage," 'Big Baby' begun. "I don't know if you guys have that over there in England, but he was just trash.
"For a guy to talk all that smack and you can't even drop Helenius. He's throwing overhand rights to the sky and missing, then he starts spinning around.
"That dude's not beating me on my worst day. I say that right now. He's not beating me on my worst day, because firstly, he doesn't even throw combinations or try and put them together and secondly, he slaps too much.
"He does have a decent overhand right, but he doesn't land it. The way he lets it go, I kind of like it. I think it's cool. But he's still not accurate with it."
As for a potential fight for Whyte against WBC beltholder Deontay Wilder, who iced Bermane Stiverne inside one round, Miller give the Londoner little chance.
"Dillian Whyte's in line for a world of hurt if he fights me, that's for sure. I know he's trying to aim for Deontay for that big money fight. But there is no way in hell he's going to beat the king of throwing wild punches.
"Remember, Deontay is a wild man. He has power in both of them hands, Dillian Whyte not so much.
"If two wild men are going to bring it, I 'm going to bet on the guy who has the more power. If he fights me, I'm going to hurt him. I'm going to make it quick."
When asked who he wants to take on next should he beat Wach this weekend, Miller hopes a title opportunity is not too far away.
"A victory over Wach is definitely a step in the right direction. Who's next? We don't know but hopefully it'll give us a title shot.
There's so much talk between those guys with belts who finally want to fight each other, so we'll see. If [Anthony] Joshua is not up to it, Dillian [Whyte] is underneath him, so he can get his behind whooped or there's Joseph Parker as well.
"I don't think there's a meaningful fight for Joseph Parker right now. He needs to get on American soil and let me take his belt from him.
"I don't have a single name I want, I'm a fighter, whoever gets it first is gonna get this work. Whoever calls my name, I'm going to be right on it."
Watch Jarrell Miller vs Mariusz Wach as part of the Jacobs vs Arias undercard, live from the Nassau Coliseum, New York, from 2.30am, Sunday, on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action. We will also be showing Conor Benn's US debut in full.