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Jacobs vs Arias results: Jarrell Miller stops Mariusz Wach in HBO debut

Jarrell Miller took home a win in his HBO debut, but is Anthony Joshua next?

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller may not have blown anyone away in his HBO debut, but he got a solid win over durable veteran Mariusz Wach tonight, and Anthony Joshua may be next for him.

Miller improved to 20-0-1 (18 KO) with a ninth round stoppage victory, when the doctor suggested that the referee stop the fight, due to Wach (33-3, 17 KO) quite vocally suffering from a right hand injury, likely a fracture suffered in the middle of the fight.

The 29-year-old “Big Baby” Miller out-landed Wach 204-95 overall, and 156-49 in power shots, including some solid body work, often missing in heavyweight fights of the modern era.

If Miller does face Joshua next, he’s going to be a clear and substantial underdog against the reigning IBF and WBA titleholder, who is coming off of a recent win over Carlos Takam and has bulldozed his way through the division so far. But at the very least, as a stay-busy opponent, Miller does offer some personality and could help sell a fight.

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