Ladarius “Memphis” Miller joined Mayweather Promotions in 2014 and is the epitome of a rising star and future champion. Born out of the sometimes-mean streets of Memphis, this slick southpaw learned at a young age that any victory in life must be paid for in advance.
Miller’s boxing career would begin at the ripe age of 10 when his father decided that his son would not become a product of his menacing environment. Miller displayed an innate interest in boxing and would often watch bouts on television, prompting his father to take him to a local gym where he quickly developed a passion for pugilism.
As an amateur fighter, Miller compiled an illustrious 81-17 record while gleaning insights from outside the ring that have made him the professional fighter he is today. He believes staying focused and surrounding oneself with positive people to be intangible boxing traits compulsory in any fighter’s quest for supremacy in a highly competitive sport. These intangibles, in tandem with Miller’s raw talent, quickly grabbed the attention of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Leonard Ellerbe, and Dejuan Blake after watching Miller train at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. They offered to sign the young prizefighter and Miller began his professional career on February 28, 2014 with a UD against Douglas Rosales on Showtime’s telecast ShoBox: The New Generation. Miller showed flashes of his future flare on May 3, 2014 during his “The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana” undercard bout against Richard Colas. The bright lights only provided Miller with a clear view of Colas who he defeated by TKO in round three of four. On June 27, 2014, he added win number three to his record in a four round battle with Jacinto Quintana ultimately defeating him by UD at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Only four rounds of jarring jabs and candid combinations were required for Miller to reach his fourth victory by way of UD against Eddie Diaz on August 30, 2014 in the Desert Showdown at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Miller earned yet another victory on December 12, 2014 after defeating his opponent James Burns by way of unanimous decision in San Antonio, Texas. Hungry for more in 2015 he went to-to-toe with Ryan Picou and walked out the ring as the victor on March 7, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On April 30, 2015, Miller took on Marquis Taylor at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and once again reigned victorious. Next up for Miller was the long and rangy Kevin Womack Jr. Miller outworked, landed more punches and proved he was the better boxer on July 25th, 2015 earning him the unanimous decision over Womack.
Pernell Whitaker, Roy Jones Jr., Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are all fighters that Miller strives to emulate. On the occasions where he takes a break from pursuing his passion, Miller enjoys relaxing at home and shooting hoops with his friends. He is the youngest of five children and is not ashamed to admit that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video used to scare him as a child. Being able to make a living doing what he loves and having the support of his family and respect of his peers inspires him to reach for the things his eyes have not yet witnessed.
Ask Miller about his long-term goals and without pause he will explicate his relentless yearning to win every world title in his respective weight class. With the training he receives from world-class coach Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Ladarius “Memphis” Miller is poised to follow along a path of distinction as he endeavors to quench his thirst for eminence in the sport of boxing long before he hangs up his gloves for the very last time.