They call six-foot-five, 240 pound Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon Carman “Big Country”… and that might be an understatement. The Belleville, Ontario product captured the Canadian heavyweight crown in October 2014 when he knocked out Eric Martel Bahoeli in three rounds in a tilt that was largely considered one of the best fights in the country that year.
This Friday, Dec. 1st Carman faces one of the biggest challenges of his career, both literally as well as figuratively as a ‘Monster’ is lurking atop the Canadian heavyweight rankings.
Six-foot-six undefeated heavyweight terror Mladen Miljas is known as ‘Monster Mel’. A tenacious and fast handed giant, the Mississauga, Ontario based puncher is a perfect 7-0 as a professional with every one of those wins coming by knockout inside three rounds.
It’s an intriguing Canadian championship fight that will serve to breath new life into the division. A grouping that currently has other top names like Western Canada’s Adam Braidwood and Quebec’s Simon Kean knocking on the door.
Before either of those men get their shot all eyes will turn to Carman-Miljas come Friday where the future home of the Canadian heavyweight title will be decided at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. The bout will headline Global Legacy Boxing’s “Thunder at the Falls, GLB VII”. The seven-bout card is a partnership between Fight to End Cancer (FTEC) and Les Woods’ Global Legacy Boxing outfit, with the shared goal of helping to bring awareness to the sport and continue raising funds for cancer research.
Carman has become a household name in Canada over the last few years making television appearances on CBC’s Dragon’s Den as well as a stint on Big Brother Canada Season 5.
While his notoriety has increased as a result of the appearances, many in the boxing community are pointing to his taking this stern challenge after having been inactive nearly 12 months since a victory Dec. 29, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta (where he stopped Vicente Sandez in two rounds).
Miljas, on the other hand, has been busy and surging with four victories in that same time frame, reeling off knockout wins over Abraham Pascual, Carlos Carreon, Hector Aguilar and Oswaldo Ortega in 2017 respectively. Ontario based Promoter Lee Baxter has kept the big punching heavyweight extremely active in his short two year pro career thus far.
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At 25 years old, the younger and hungry Miljas will look to use his fast hands and tenacious bloodlust for the knockout to go after the 31 year old Carman. In doing so, the fight is sure to produce fireworks as the defending Canadian champion boasts eleven knockouts of his own in his twelve career wins.
With the chance of a spectacular knockout registering very high on the probability scale, it’s easy to see why this is considered such an attractive matchup across the Canadian boxing landscape.
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