Eddie Hearn Says He Will Never Work With Jarrell Miller Again Ahead Of His Return

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Eddie Hearn says he will never promote another Jarrell Miller fight in his life.

Hearn and Miller were supposed to work with one another ahead of his fight against Anthony Joshua but after Miller tested positive in three separate drug samples, Hearn was frustrated. Now that Miller is set to return in the main event of a Triller card on June 25 against Onoriode Ehwarieme, Hearn says he has no interest in promoting a Miller fight again.

“Regarding fighters that failed drug tests I do genuinely believe that fighters fail drug tests that have genuinely made mistakes,” Hearn told IFL TV (via BoxingScene). “When a fighter fails a drug test, 99.9% of the time they said they made a mistake, so it’s very difficult to judge who’s made a mistake and who hasn’t. By the way, if you make a mistake, tough sh!t as well, believe me it’s a different circumstance.

“Jarrell Miller has repeatedly failed drug tests. The reason I take it so personally with him is he failed two or maybe was it three, don’t quote me, four around the Anthony Joshua fight,” Miller continued. “And when you read what it is and you know that it was injected into him, I believe that he did that to win that fight. I believe he did that to cause physical harm to Anthony Joshua in that fight.”  

If Miller wins, many fans would want to see him box Joshua as the two have unfinished business, yet Hearn says he has no interest in ever working with the heavyweight contender again.

“I take that very personally, whether he cares or not,” Hearn said. “How many [drug tests] has he failed in his career? Three, or something like that. Can you honestly give the benefit of the doubt to Jarrell Miller? For me, no. But bans are put in place and when bans are up everybody has the right to do what they want. I would never work with him again. Maybe he doesn’t care. I don’t mind Jarrell Miller. I think he’s a good guy with a decent heart, but there’s an underlying issue as to why this guy wants to do that. So, I wish him all the best. We will never work with him again. Because it’s not just about what happened there but stuff that he said as well. It’s not for me.”

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