Eddie Hearn reacts to Jarrell Miller’s new positive drugs test: ‘His career’s over’
Eddie Hearn has explained why he feels sorry for Jarrell Miller in the wake of him testing positive for a PED once again.
The heavyweight was previously due to face Anthony Joshua last June, but failed multiple drugs tests and so his place was taken by Andy Ruiz Jr.
Now, while preparing for his comeback, Miller has made headlines with another test for GW1516 – one of the same drugs which came up before the AJ cancellation.
Hearn told Behind The Gloves: “I couldn’t believe it to be honest. There’s been a lot of rumours about Jarrell Miller.
“When he busted himself for that AJ fight with three substances, three tests, a lot of people said, ‘Oh, he’s been at it for years.’
“You kinda hope that he wasn’t, but to come off that and be under such scrutiny, have what was really supposed to be a warm-up fight against Jerry Forrest and to do that again.
“Actually, I feel sorry for him. Because I think he has a psychological problem and I don’t think he can bring himself to fight without taking PEDs.
“And it worries me that that might’ve been the case his whole career.”
Regarding whether there’s any way back for the American, Hearn said: “His career’s over.
“I think when you look at it, his career only wasn’t over before because Top Rank gave him the opportunity to fight, and a big contract.
“And the Nevada Commission licenced him to fight. The difference is he was never banned by a commission because he didn’t have a licence when he failed his test in New York.
“Now the Nevada Commission have an opportunity to ban him, which they will, and probably the other commissions will follow suit.
“You may find a commission that in time will let him fight, but I don’t think any credible promoter will ever let him fight again.”