Feb 9, 1991
Los Angeles - St. Louis4-5

Summary Of Events
1  3:41  Fight  Miller-Kimble
2  19:23  Rough  Buskas-Stevens
3  34:05  Rough  Blake-Lowry
4  39:11  Fight  Buskas-Lowry
5  42:40  Rough  Granato-Bassen
6  54:18  Rough  Taylor-Snepsts

Fight at 3:41
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Jay Miller 6'2''  210lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Darin Kimble 6'2''  205lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
12668 fight reviews

Jan 3, 2014 09:45 ET
Jay Miller clear win Fun 
6
This was a nice technical performance by Miller. Kimble wanted to throw right hands from the outside. He missed a punch and landed three average blows. He missed a few shots as Jay drew him closer. Miller clinched and made a great tactical adjustment. He locked his left arm around Darin's right arm and got an effective grip on the back of his triceps area. This completely took away the right hand as a weapon for a long spell.

Miller landed an average right. He landed another average shot, missed a punch, and landed a couple of uppercuts with average pop. Kimble couldn't get rights off. He threw some left hooks, but they were inaccurate and lacked pop. He had clearly been taken out of his comfort zone.

Jay continued to score with right hands on the inside. He missed a punch, landed a decent blow, landed an average punch, and landed a couple of solid connects. He missed a punch, landed a solid blow, landed an average connect, and landed a solid shot. Kimble finally got his right working again. He missed a punch, landed a decent connect, and landed an average blow. He missed a final punch and the refs stopped the contest.

I rate this as a clear win for Miller. He had a good fight plan in mind from the onset. He tied up Kimble's right arm as soon as possible. He kept the fight on the inside rather than taking a chance of slugging with Darin on the outside. He banked on the fact that Kimble would have trouble if he was forced to rely on throwing lefts. In this fight, Darin was reminiscent of Richard Kimble's foe (the one armed man) from the television series "The Fugitive."

Kimble was a warrior and a dangerous fighter. He had good pop in his right hand. He was not a brilliant tactician and this kept him from achieving elite status. Miller was more versatile and clever. He won the bout early on by employing an effective fight plan. Darin showed a lack of resourcefulness and imagination in this contest.

Some fighters become great by advantages in physical tools. Guys like Dave Brown and Joey Kocur could overwhelm guys with power punches. Miller became an outstanding fighter because of his adaptability. He was a clever boxer who could change hands quickly and make tactical adjustments.

Jay didn't have a long shelf-life because of the great number of bouts he had. Clever boxing alone is insufficient at times. Miller's strength and stamina were starting to decline his last year or two with the Kings. Brilliant performances like the one against Kimble were becoming a little more rare. There were times he was listless and lacked pep.

Miller was like a incandescent light bulb that burned bright for a number of years. He provided memorable thrills. He was a terrific boxer, but he also could bang with the big boys. He didn't have the limitations of a guy like Basil McRae in his prime. However, McRae was more like a new LED light bulb that conserved a lot of energy. Jay's style of fighting took a lot more out of him. He was in a lot of marathon affairs that completely drained his energy.

Miller wasn't a big heavyweight, but he belonged in the weight class. Marty McSorley had similar marathon fights. He lasted longer as an elite NHL enforcer because he was a big heavyweight with superior physical tools. Once Jay started to slow down, his boxing ability was often unable to compensate for his declining physical state. He was pushed around more and manhandled some by stronger enforcers during his last couple of years.

Miller was one of the best and most memorable fighters of the era. He was a prolific fighter. He fought a lot and many of them were marathon affairs. He probably had ten or twelve years worth of fights in seven seasons. It was like a Mustang running with 250,000 miles on the engine. The car eventually burnt out, but people remember that it gave quite a ride in its prime.
 mullet
19576 fight reviews

Aug 6, 2007 13:16 ET
Jay Miller clear win Fun 
6
Nice square off, they get in close and start throwing some rights to each others helmets. They wrestle, Miller gets his right hand free and starts landing some rights while Kimble can't really get anything going, he tried to answer with a few lefts that did nothing. In the end he tried to throw a few rights but Miller had a good hold of him so nothing landed. Win Miller, he clearly landed most of the punches and got in some decent uppercuts.
JimMcKenzie
3936 fight reviews

Aug 16, 2006 14:25 ET
Jay Miller narrow win Fun 
5
They found each other after going away from a scrum. They threw a lot of decent punches, Miller more for the edge.
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2014 19:57 ET
Jay Miller narrow win Fun 
5
itsJ.Millertime
10666 fight reviews

Sep 27, 2015 11:38 ET
Jay Miller clear win Fun 
6
brawler29
1538 fight reviews

Nov 17, 2016 06:24 ET
Jay Miller clear win Fun 
6
supersonic
4874 fight reviews

Mar 20, 2017 09:29 ET
Jay Miller clear win Fun 
6
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JimMcKenzie
Dec 31, 2013 15:00 ET
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EC
May 18, 2016 15:17 ET
I just read your review of this fight for the first time Battleship. I enjoyed reading your description of Miller's fighting style which you described quite accurately. You always do a solid job of describing the different fighting styles and tactics employed by various enforcers. The analysis you provide always makes for a good read. Keep up the good work!Reply
BattleshipRules
May 18, 2016 16:59 ET
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I just read your review of this fight for the first time Battleship. I enjoyed reading your description of Miller's fighting style which you described quite accurately. You always do a solid job of describing the different fighting styles and tactics employed by various enforcers. The analysis you provide always makes for a good read. Keep up the good work!
Thanks man. I appreciate the kind words.
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Rough at 19:23
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 Rod Buskas 6'1'' 1195lb 21N/A
 Scott Stevens 6'2'' 1216lb 21


Rough at 34:05
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 Rob Blake 6'4'' 3222lb 30N/A
 Dave Lowry 6'1'' 3192lb 30


Fight at 39:11
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 Rod Buskas 6'1''  195lb 3N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dave Lowry 6'1''  192lb 3N/AN/AN/A
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12668 fight reviews

Dec 30, 2013 20:32 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Buskas and Lowry were going at it on the inside in the corner. Dave landed a light left. Rod missed a left. Lowry landed an average right while Buskas landed a simultaneous average left. Dave missed a couple of rights. The refs stepped in to stop it. Rod landed a final freebie with average pop. He was a master of getting blows in around the officials.

I rate this as a draw. I thought both men landed one effective shot. Lowry landed a light blow in the opening of the fight. Buskas landed an effective shot after the fact that shouldn't count in the scoring.
 EC
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May 18, 2016 15:13 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Rod Buskas and Dave Lowry have a dull fight in the corner. Lowry throws an ineffective left to Buskas' helmet before landing a right hand. The two wrestle and hang onto each other. Lowry misses with a right. Lowry misses with one more punch and the linesmen decide it is time to intervene. As they step in, Buskas throws a left that connects before the officials fully grab them.

Buskas and Lowry each landed one punch apiece, so I will score this fight a draw.
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2014 19:58 ET
Draw Fun 
3
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JimMcKenzie
Dec 30, 2013 16:38 ET
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Rough at 42:40
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 Tony Granato 5'10''  187lb 7N/A
 Bob Bassen 5'10''  180lb 7


Rough at 54:18
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 Dave Taylor 6'0'' 3195lb 20N/A
 Harold Snepsts 6'3'' 3215lb 20

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