Retired fighter turned pundit Carl Frampton believes one fighter doesn’t deserve to be on the mega card recently announced to be taking place on December 23 and says ‘he should never been involved in boxing again.’
The card is a real show-stopper that is set to take place on the date that was originally penciled in for Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to settle the undisputed title.
Once that fight was delayed following Fury’s below-par showing against Francis Ngannou in October, plenty of promoters have been working hard to assemble something in its place.
One of them is British heavyweight Daniel Dubois versus brash Maerican, Jarrell Miller. Miller famously failed a drugs test in the lead up to his fight against Joshua in 2019.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Frampton has commented on the match-up and feels it shouldn’t happen given Miller’s history.
“I’m very hard on the whole drugs situation and I have been since the amateurs. You can’t take over-the-counter talents, everything has to be checked you can’t take any protein drink you want, it has to be sport-approved. When [Miller] fails what he fails for, in my opinion, that should be a lifetime ban.”
Frampton then assessed the fight itself.
“He’s a good fighter, a bit of a dog. There have been questions over Daniel Dubois’s mental toughness and resilience and that will be tested against Miller. Everyone and their granny is hoping Dubois can win the fight, certainly. But I don’t think Miller should ever be involved in boxing again.”