Eddie Hearn says heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who ruined Anthony Joshua fight, owes him money and should never box again after booking returns


Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is one of many upset to learn that Jarrell Miller is set to return to boxing on June 25 in Las Vegas.

‘Big Baby’ hasn’t fought since November 2018 as a series of failed drug tests derailed his plans to fight Anthony Joshua and derailed his boxing career.

Miller is 23-0-1 (20 KOs)
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After a long spell away from the squared circle, Miller will return to a Triller show next month, but Hearn believes the disgraced heavyweight should be banned from the sport for life.

“Some fighters, I honestly believe, made mistakes, some outright cheated,” he told talkSPORT.

“You have to understand that when he failed the drug tests for the Anthony Joshua fight, he was injecting him with things to beat Anthony Joshua. It’s outrageous, it’s criminal.

“At the end of the day, I don’t think he should be allowed to fight again, but I’m not the governing bodies, I’m not the commissions.”

The Matchroom Sports chairman insists he has no personal grudge against Miller but cannot accept blatant cheating, especially from someone who owes him money.

“I love Jarrell Miller,” Hearn said. “I think he’s a nice guy, but the thing is, he cheated a lot of times to try to get an unfair advantage in a fight against another athlete… And he owes me money, honestly. And he will pay me.

Eddie Hearn says heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who ruined Anthony Joshua fight, owes him money and should never box again after booking returns
Hearn never wants to see Miller fight again
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Eddie Hearn says heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who ruined Anthony Joshua fight, owes him money and should never box again after booking returns
Miller posed for photos with Tyson Fury in his gym in March ahead of his return to boxing
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Miller was scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua in 2019, but his failed tests meant his place was taken by Andy Ruiz Jr.

The Mexican then shocked the world by stopping ‘AJ’ in seven rounds to become the unified world heavyweight champion, before handing over his belts to Joshua in an immediate rematch.

Initially, Miller escaped any notable punishment due to a loophole in the American boxing system. Because he did not hold a license at the time, the 33-year-old Miller could not be reprimanded by the New York State commission.

In 2020, Miller signed with Bob Arum and was expected to return against Jerry Forrest previously. However, he tested positive again and the fight was abandoned.

Because the Nevada Commission had already cleared Miller for the fight, he was handed a two-year boxing ban that is due to end on June 16, days before he returns to the ring.


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