Jarrell Miller may withdraw from his upcoming heavyweight clash with Polish veteran, Tomasz Adamek.
‘Big Baby’ was due to return to the ring in Chicago on October 6 to take on the experienced Pole in a 12 round heavyweight contest.
Boxing News TV has learned that Miller will now instead look to pursue a bout with Fres Oquendo for the vacant WBA regular heavyweight title.
Oquendo had been set to face champion Manuel Charr on September 29 in Cologne but the bout has been cancelled due to the latter’s failed doping test.
The 33-year-old, who claimed the title via a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Ustinov, failed a test under Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) conditions on August 24 but he retains the right to appeal and have his “B” sample tested.
Following the news of Charr’s failed test, both Oquendo and Miller will now look to lock horns later this year for the vacant title, the contest being Oquendo’s first in more than four years.
Miller’s contest with Adamek was part of the undercard headlined by Artur Beterbiev’s defence of his IBF light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Callum Johnson. The show is also the first event of Eddie Hearn’s new Matchroom USA/DAZN deal which also sees Daniel Roman defend his WBA world super-bantamweight title against Gavin McDonnell while Jessie Vargas takes on Thomas Dulorme for the WBC silver welterweight title.