Jarrell Miller will return to big-time boxing this December against Daniel Dubois.
The bout – set in amongst a card that also features the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Filip Hrgovic and Joseph Parker – will be the Brooklyn native’s 28th in a so-far undefeated career.
He’s perhaps more-so known for his controversies outside of the ring, having failed high-profile doping tests in the lead-up to a fight with then unified champion, Anthony Joshua.
Asked about the testing protocol for this upcoming fight, promoter Frank Warren said the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency is being used.
“Every boxer is on the VADA programme. Please God nobody fails the test but if they do they’ll be out.”
It was a VADA test that first flagged up a banned substance for Miller back in April 2019 – just over one month out from his challenge for Joshua’s unified heavyweight titles.
That result was confirmed and he was found to have failed a seperate test for another substance. His removal from the card was swift and Andy Ruiz Jr stepped in as a late replacement for ‘AJ.’
This was five years on from a ban in kickboxing for similar anti-doping violations, and in 2020 he would be banned from boxing for two years after yet another adverse finding.
It’s the above that has left many criticising his inclusion on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card, but Warren says that he has served his time according to the rules of the sport.
The fight is make or break for Dubois, who is coming off a loss to Oleksandr Usyk in his first world title challenge. Although just 26-years-old, there have been questions over the hard-hitting Brit’s mentality, and he and his team will be keen to silence the doubters with a solid performance against one of the sport’s most controversial figures.