Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois is part of a stacked December 23 boxing card in Saudi Arabia which will also feature Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
The show has been billed as ‘The Day of Reckoning’ and Dubois takes on American ‘Big Baby’ Jarrell Miller in Riyadh. Brooklyn’s undefeated Miller, 35, is a controversial figure having had more than one bout cancelled due to failed drugs tests – including a 2019 clash with Joshua.
Dubois, 26, lost in nine rounds to unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk in August.
Miller said: “Thank you Daniel Dubois for being the dummy to sign the contract, because I am going to beat your ass.
“The proof is in the pudding. When I talk that s*** I back it up. Whether it is kickboxing or boxing, I’m going to go in there and rip his head off.
“There is a saying we say in New York: ‘We smell b**** in him’. And once the b**** is in you, it ain’t going nowhere. He quit against Joe Joyce and he got beat up and knocked out by a jab by Usyk – and those are small guys. Joyce is big, but he ain’t Big Baby big.
“So when you find a mean guy like me who is going to throw 80 punches a round and has got a good chin – don’t quit and come forward…I’m kicking his ass and sending him to early retirement.”
Unbeaten Bromley cruiserweight Ellis Zorro, 31, faces a huge step up in class as he challenges IBF belt holder Jai Opetaia.
The boxing blockbuster is part of Riyadh Season, which started in 2019. Saudi’s capital puts on one of the world’s biggest events each winter.
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