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Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller impresses on Salita’s Brooklyn Brawl card

Fighters Network

BROOKLYN, New York – A heavyweight is growing in Brooklyn as Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (13-0-1, 11 knockouts) delivered a brutal second-round knockout of Damon McCreary (15-5, 11 KOs) at the Paramount Theater on the campus of Long Island University on Thursday night.

Miller, who has a 1,000-watt smile to go along with his destructive power, found success in the opening round by pounding McCreary’s body, causing him to take a knee. McCreary never recovered and barely made it out of the round.

Miller went right back to the body in the second round and landed a fierce four-punch combination that sent McCreary down for good.

Miller is coming off an equally impressive first-round knockout win last month in Minnesota and is a step closer to mixing it up with the big names in the heavyweight division.

“We are looking to keep Jarrell busy,” said Dmitriy Salita from Star of David Promotions, who promoted the show as part of a partnership with Barclays Center to bring boxing to the 87-year-old Paramount. “He will fight again in Minnesota at the end of the month on CBS Sports and I think he will have a big fight by the end of the year.”

Brooklyn’s Akil Auguste (7-1, 6 KOs) scored a second-round TKO over Quincy Brown (1-3, 1 KO). After getting into a brawl with each other moments after stepping off the scales at yesterday’s weigh in, Auguste came out swinging wildly in the opening round.

He started to use combinations in the second round and dropped Brown with a hard body shot. Brown beat the count and Auguste loaded up hooks with both hands, connecting with a hard right hand upstairs that made the doctor jump up on the apron to stop the fight. The official time of the stoppage was 1:50 of Round 2.

The most entertaining bout was a draw between Julian Sosa (1-0-1), who brought his own cheering section with him, and Danny Rosenberger, who was making his professional debut. All three judges scored the fight 38-38.

Sosa got off to a fast start behind a stiff jab that set up his right hand, but Rosenberger rallied in the third and fourth rounds to hurt Sosa along the ropes with a straight right hand that landed flush. The fourth round ended with a frantic pace as each fighter landed furious exchanges right at the bell.

In an action-filled cruiserweight bout, Steve Geffrard (11-2, 7 KOs) defeated Eric George by unanimous decision. The judges scored it 60-54, 58-56 and 58-56. Geffrard hurt George (3-10) in the first round with a left hook to the body. George kept coming forward, landing some big shots of his own until he walked right into an uppercut from Geffrard that busted his nose up. Geffrard controlled the action in the final two rounds to secure the victory.

In his professional debut, former New York City Golden Gloves champion Michael Stoute defeated Antwan Robertson (9-14-1, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision.

After a slow start, Stoute was able to use his quick jab and footwork to dominate the the rest of the bout. Robertson was hardly able to throw anything of his own the rest of the way because the southpaw would land his jab at will. One judge scored the last round a 10-8 because of Robertson’s inability to land a single punch.

Dewayne Zeigler (5-0-1, 5 KOs) defeated Jeremy Graves by third round TKO after Zeigler landed a straight right hand moments after scoring a knockdown. Graves vehemently disagreed with the stoppage even though he was knocked down twice in the third round.

Zeigler, from Montgomery, Alabama, landed a big left hook that wobbled and dropped Graves. Graves managed to get back up only to get knocked down again by another sharp left hook. Graves shot straight back up, went back at Ziegler again and Zeigler landed a straight right hand. The referee jumped in between them and stopped the fight at 2:33 of the round.

In the opening bout of the evening, Detroit’s Edward Williams (10-0-1, 4 KOs) defeated Jason Thompson (5-10-4, 4 KOS) from Brooklyn by majority decision. The official scores were 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38. Both fighters turned the bout into a slugfest in the second round. It became a test of wills between Williams’ left hook and Thompson’s straight right hand, but Williams was able to follow up his left hook with a right hook that gave him the edge.