Jarrell Miller vs Bogdan Dinu Preview Nov. 17th
Two hard-hitting and undefeated heavyweights will be slugging it out at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas this Saturday, November 12th when Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller of Brooklyn, New York squares off against Bogdan Dinu of Bucharest, Romania. The 12 round bout can be seen in North America on DAZN. Miller was in the ring just a few weeks ago when he stopped Tomasz Adamek in the second round on October 6th while Dinu last fought in December of 2017 when he stopped Marcelo Nascimento in the third round.
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Miller vs Dinu Betting Odds
- Bogdan Dinu +699
- Jarrell Miller -974
The 30-year-old Miller will enter the ring with near-perfect record of 22-0-1 along with 19 Kos. He’s a decent-sized heavyweight at 6-feet-4-inches tall with a reach of 78 inches, but has entered the ring at over 300 lbs in the past. He’s not the typical muscle-bound heavyweight, but his body shape has worked for him so far so he’s not expected to make any drastic changes in the near future. He’s also a former kickboxer who’s now a legitimate top-10 contender as a heavyweight. Miller certainly has better-than-average power as his knockout ratio currently stands at 83 per cent.
Miller’s on a roll, but his nine-fight knockout streak was ended when Johann Duhaupas took him the distance in April. He turned pro in 2009 and has 85 rounds under his belt since. He hasn’t really fought any top-ranked foes though as his wins have been against the 41-year-old Adamek as well as Duhaupas, Akhror Muralimov, Donovan Dennis, Gerald Washington, Fred Kassi and Mariusz Wach. The lone blemish on his record is a four-round draw against Joey Dawelko in 2013. Miller isn’t interested in letting the judges decide his contests as he’d prefer to let his power punches do it. It’s worked so far and his chin seems to be pretty good.
Dinu is 32 years old and a relative unknown outside of Romania. However, he has fought half a dozen times outside of his homeland in Quebec, Canada between 2012 and 2015. Dinu has pretty good size as he stands 6-feet-5-inches tall, but unfortunately has an unlisted reach. We do know he’s an inch taller than Miller though. Dinu has a perfect mark of 18-0 along with 14 Kos so it’s obvious he has a lot of power in his fists as well with a current knockout ratio of 78 per cent. He turned pro back in 2008 and has gone just 56 rounds since then.
The knock against Dinu is that he’s only faced journeymen and novices so far in his pro career. Still, he’s knocked most of them out, but he’ll be taking a big step up in class against Miller on Saturday night. Dinu looked quite promising as an amateur as he won an Under -17 world title in Romania back in 2003 as well as a bronze medal at the European Under 17 Championships. He then won a silver medal at the European Junior Championships in 2005, but was stopped in by Robert Helenius in the first round of the 2006 Senior European Championships. He was then banned from the amateurs for life for shoplifting.
Dinu has power and it appears a solid chin to go with it. He doesn’t have experience against top contenders though and this could be his downfall. He’s never gone more than six rounds before and unless he can land a bomb on Miller’s jaw I think he’ll eventually get worn down and either get stopped or come out on the wrong end of a decision.
Dinu has a puncher’s chance and that’s about it.
Play: Miller -974 @ BetOnline.ag
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