Miller, who was set to be the opponent for Anthony Joshua’s US debut before testing positive for multiple banned substances and being pulled from the event in favor of Andy Ruiz Jr
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Former world heavyweight title contender and drug con man Jarrell Miller has admitted Tyson Fury “kicked his ass” in sparring.
The once highly regarded heavyweight was the original opponent for Anthony Joshua’s American debut in July 2019. However, after testing positive for a string of banned substances, he was pushed out of the fight, making way for Any Ruiz Jr.’s historic victory against the British in Madison Square Gardens.
And Miller has now teamed up with current world heavyweight champion Fury for his upcoming fight Dillian Whyte. The American has joined as a sparring opponent after his main partner Jared Anderson was injured six weeks before the event where he was expected to be on the undercard.
The American wasted no time getting involved with Fury and admitted Instagram Post-workout video “I got my ass kicked a bit today,” before clarifying, “It’s okay though – I’ve been away for a while. Big Baby is back!”
Miller’s failed drug test against Joshua cost him a chance to compete in a major event and salt was rubbed in his wounds as late-announced replacement Ruiz shocked the world to become unified heavyweight champion. The New York native’s fate didn’t get much better either, with his planned comeback against Jerry Forrest canceled due to another failed test.
Prior to the Joshua fight, Miller tested positive for human growth hormone, EPO and GW501516. For the Forest fight, he again tested positive for GW501516. He previously tested positive for methylhexaneamine before a kickboxing match in 2014 and also received a suspension for the violation.
It remains to be seen if Miller will attempt to return to professional boxing when his Nevada state suspension expires later this year. He was signed to Top Rank Boxing before the suspension and must have a solid relationship with promotion if they allow him to fight one of their biggest stars in Fury.
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Fury has also coached Martin Bakole ahead of his Wembley showdown with Whyte next month and has former world champion Joseph Parker at camp with him. However, he has indicated that he and Parker will not save and that they will be aiming for separate heavyweight belts as they both seek world titles in the future.
Parker may not need to avoid his pal, however, as Fury has insisted he will retire after his massive fight with Whyte on April 23. He told BT Sport: “I’ve got things I want to do, lots of choices Don’t let me get brain damage I’ve got six kids and a wife When is enough enough?
“Why do I have to be one of those guys who endured too long and got hurt? Just had one fight too many and messed everything up, for what? A few pounds more? I want to retire at the top, undefeated heavyweight champion of the world I want a Netflix Documentary, a Hollywood film, and be a good husband father and son.
“Most of all, I just want to be happy, and that’s probably the hardest part.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-jarrell-miller-sparring-26600932 Drug cheat Jarrell Miller admits he was 'A**-kicked' by Tyson Fury while sparring