- Jarrell Miller first tested for banned substances back in mid-2019.
- According to new reports, Miller failed another drug test this month.
- Most boxing promoters now believe that Jarrell Miller’s boxing career is done.
Back in mid-2019, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller threw away a shot at the heavyweight championship after testing positive for multiple banned substances. His comeback fight was scheduled for July 9th, yet he recently failed another drug test. Many analysts now believe that Jarrell Miller’s boxing career has come to an end.
It’s incredibly disappointing news for fans of Miller. He has an entertaining personality and many felt he could become a true superstar in boxing. Today, we’re going to look at what this new positive test means for his career moving forward.
Let’s get into it!
Boxing’s Heavyweight Division is the Best it’s Been in Years
Many boxing fans claim that the sport is more exciting now than it’s been in many years. There are a huge number of top fighters across several different weight classes. It can be argued that the heavyweight division is now the most competitive in the sport.
That’s surprising when you consider how flat the division was just a decade ago. During the reign of Wladimir Klitschko, much of the public lost interest in the sport. There are now several extremely exciting heavyweights that fans can watch compete.
It seems that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are sitting at the top of the heavyweight rankings. Fury recently earned a 7th-round TKO over longtime rival Deonatay Wilder. Anthony Joshua avenged the first loss of his career by defeating Andy Ruiz via unanimous decision.
Fury is set to take on Wilder in a trilogy fight. An official opponent for Anthony Joshua has not yet been confirmed. Based on new reports, he won’t be facing Jarrell Miller anytime soon. The Brooklyn contender recently tested positive for several banned substances for the second time in his career.
Fans around the world were shocked to hear this news. Miller seems to have thrown his boxing career aside for a competitive advantage. Will he ever be given permission to fight again as a professional?
Eddie Hearn Believes Jarrell Miller’s Boxing Career is Over
Boxing still suffers from issues with performance-enhancing drugs. The sport does not require the same amounts of tests that the UFC does with USADA. With that being said, it’s rare for the sport’s top fighters to test positive for any banned substances.
Most of these fighters recognize how devastating a positive test is for their career. It instantly results in a major suspension. Oftentimes, it leads to fighters being dropped from major sponsors. It appears Jarrell Miller was willing to take that risk.
As we mentioned earlier, he was popped for several banned substances last year. “Big Baby” was then booked for a comeback fight this July. Incredibly, Miller has been caught, once again, for taking several performance-enhancing drugs.
The entire boxing world was disappointed to hear this news. Eddie Hearn, one of the top promoters in the sport, recently spoke to the media about this situation. Like many others, Hearn believes that Jarrell Miller’s boxing career is now over.
“I couldn’t believe it to be honest with you,” he said. “There have been a lot of rumors about Jarrell Miller. When he busted himself for that last AJ [Anthony Joshua] with three substances, and a lot of people said, ‘Ah, he’s been on them for years.’ You kind of hope that he hasn’t, or he wasn’t, but to come off that and be under such scrutiny for what was really supposed to be a warmup fight against Jerry Forrest… So, I think he needs help. His career is over.”
Even fans of Miller aren’t enthusiastic about his chances of returning. He’s likely facing a multi-year suspension from the sport. At 31 years old, that may spell the end of his time as a professional boxer.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 Continues to Heat Up
It seems likely that Jarrell Miller’s boxing career has come to an end. Fortunately, the heavyweight division is still the best that it’s been in many years. Fans will soon be treated to several high-profile bouts.
Perhaps the one that people are most excited for is the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The previous two bouts between these men were fantastic. Many are now torn on who will emerge victorious in the third match.
Fury seems to be particularly fired up for this fight. Deontay Wilder recently told the media that Fury somehow tampered with his gloves before their second bout. Fans have fueled the conspiracy, pointing to a significant dent in Wilder’s head from a Fury punch. It didn’t take long for Tyson to address the accusation.
“I just read an article saying that I might have had a blunt object in my gloves. Yeah, two nine stone, two hundred and seventy-five-pound destroyers in each glove. So yeah, getting cuffed in the temple, it may do that to you,” Fury said on his Instagram account. “So for everybody sighting foul play, bull-s***, and the next time, I’ll put a dent in his boxing career and end it because it’ll be two knockout losses in a row. Bye-bye forever.”
Anthony Joshua’s next fight is likely to be announced soon, as well. It seems likely that he’ll defend his belts against top contender Kubrat Pulev. It’s likely that Joshua will enter this bout as the significant favorite heading into this matchup.
Do you think Jarrell Miller’s boxing career is done? Who do you think wins between Fury and Wilder? Let us know in the comments section below!