Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Comeback Continues

Unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (24-0-1, 20 KOs) will continue his comeback on July 23 at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Miller, away from the ring the since late 2018, picked up his first comeback win on June 23 in Argentina. His bout in Murfreesboro will be his first on U.S. soil in nearly four years. He is scheduled for a ten rounder against TBA.

“I look forward to getting back in the ring July 23rd,” Miller stated. “The plan is to fight every month, shake off this rust and get back to where I need to be over the next few months. Big Baby is back!”

The show will also feature local heroes Rydell “Super” Mayes Jr. and Luis “El Taino” Galarza.

Mayes Jr., 12-1 (11 KOs), is coming off an October TKO victory over Carlos Reyes, but was in training for our April 23 card when he was sidelined by illness. For his return, the big-punching Mayes Jr. will rematch Jaden Booth, who handed him his lone defeat in February 2021. In that heavyweight war, both boxers were out on their feet. Mayes Jr. nearly ended matters in the first, but Booth rallied to hurt Mayes Jr. in the third and force a stoppage. Mayes Jr. has since trained with cruiserweight belt-holder Ilunga Makabu and is determined to set the record straight on July 23 in the eight-round main event.

“I lost one fight, but I need that back,” Mayes said. “It’s time to right the wrong.”

Luis Galarza, 27-4 (18 KOs), will be seeking his eighth consecutive victory and the opportunity to secure a world class opponent down the line. Galarza last lost to Austin Trout back in 2015. The referee stopped the bout between rounds after the sixth. The popular Puerto Rican boxer has fought five times in the past fourteen months and has kept his fans hungry for more with his aggressive style. Galarza has become a must-see fighter for Tri-Star audiences and will fight in a welterweight contest over six rounds.

“I am very excited,” Galarza said. “Working hard every and always looking to put a show on for the fans.”

Also seeing action, Miguel Gomez of Antioch seeks his third professional victory in a four-round affair at lightweight.

Also on the card, UFC veteran Alan Belcher (4-0, 4 KOs) will continue his boxing campaign against Rayford Johnson. In addition, Memphis-native Joey Bryant, 17-1 (13 KOs), will box in a welterweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

“We are really excited to be back in Murfreesboro,” said Matt Young, Tri-Star Boxing CEO. “This will be our seventh event at home and third at the Embassy Suites. Rydell (Mayes) has been training extremely hard and is ready for his rematch. He is determined to avenge his lone defeat.”

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  • Gotta. Give him credit for his record. Proof there should be a heavyweight n a super heavyweight division.Those fat slobs love to eat.

    • Lol being fat doesn’t make you harder to beat. Once you are over 200 pounds you are a heavyweight.

    • “there should be a heavyweight n a super heavyweight division”

      I’ve been advocating 4 that 4 years – and not a stupid name like “bridgerweight”, just heavy and supper heavy.

      • No “Super Heavyweight.” Heavyweight should always be the unlimited class.

        “Heavyweight” – unlimited
        “Junior Heavyweight” – 250 lbs.
        “Super Cruiserweight” – 225 lbs.
        “Cruiserweight” – 200 lbs.

  • Best of luck to him on his quest for a big payday, but I believe no big name promoter will be willing to put Miller on an expensive card knowing the huge risk.
    Only one person comes to my mind that could find a way to help Miller: Don King, who has been able to convert tomato cans in world champions

      • That is the idea, and King has more keys than Gianni Crea (Vatican key man) to make Miller vr Bryan an eliminator fight, and “vuela” a big payday.

  • “Big Baby is back!” – Bigger than ever yes… But, will give him his due if he really does fight every month to get back into being a contender again and finally gets back to where he was before.

  • Embassy Suites huh? It looks like big baby can take advantage of their free breakfast buffet on the day of the fight:-)

  • Cheaters like that shouldn’t be allowed to fight, caught one time ok but caught another time it should be game over..

    • Tyson Fury also failed a PED test. I bet you had no problem with him fighting though.

      • And he was caught trying to bribe a cattle farmer to lie to the commission. Truly disgraceful.

      • No he didn’t. People speculate that he did. The only test he failed was positive for cocaine. Why do you lie when you know people have access to the same information that you do? Stop trying to be like people on CNN.

    • Particularly the heavies. A geared up heavyweight generated that extra power is a recipe for a death in the ring.
      How could never understand why in the UFC they let Brock Lesner get away with this shit. Super dangerous.

  • The only thing slower than “Big Baby” is his metabolism.

  • I wonder if there is testing at these events? My guess is no.
    Whatever, At least we know that if he is to get another decent payday we’ll find out how good he is without the juice , provided he passes.

  • I’m glad Jerrell “Big Maybe” Miller is back. Spices up the heavies a little. He’s a fighter with a name that other up and comers can fight to show they’re deserving of a title shot…or not. I mean, one can only see Derrick Chisora get his ass kicked so many times, right?

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