Jarrell Miller’s Drug Ban Ends In Three Months, Can Return Under One Condition

Jarrell Miller

Jarrell Miller can return to the boxing ring in three months’ time.

Miller was supposed to face Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden in 2019 but failed multiple drug tests and was replaced Andy Ruiz Jr., who ended up KO’ing Joshua. He then signed with Top Rank and was supposed to return in 2020 but once again failed another drug test and he was punished as the Nevada Commission handed him a two-year ban.

That ban is now up in three months as it ends on June 16. Commissioner Anthony A. Marnell, as long as he continues to record negative VADA drugs tests, then he will be immediately eligible for a license on June 17.

“If the fighter’s test remains negative, he would be eligible to fight post-June 16, beginning June 16 as long as he remains negative with (VADA) testing program,” said Marnell in quotes reported by BoxingScene.

The executive director Jeffrey Mullen added: “A deal is a deal. I hope that you become that great fighter and world champion. That would be beautiful. What a story that would be.”

Jarrell Miller is currently 23-0-1 as a pro but has not boxed since he knocked out Bogdon Dinu to win the WBA-NABA interim and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles, but that was back in November of 2018. Miller is now 33-years-old so how he will fare in his return.

Miller holds notable wins over Gerald Washington, Fred Kassi, Johann Duhaupas, Mariusz Wach, and Tomasz Adamek among others. It’s likely he will need to take a step-down in competition and get a win before he can get back into the conversation to fight the likes of Joshua, Wilder, and others.

Who would you like to see Jarrell Miller fight in his return?