Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn has added further details to his row with Jarrell Miller after claiming that the controversial American threatened him at the ‘Day of Reckoning’ press conference.
Hearn has previously said that he will never work with ‘Big Baby’ Miller after the heavyweight failed a drugs test ahead of a bout with Anthony Joshua, before Andy Ruiz famously stepped in on short notice and shocked the world with an upset win.
Hearn and Miller still don’t see eye-to-eye on the saga, evidenced recently when the Brooklyn native apparently approached him at the presser and accused him of being scared. He also, according to the promoter, said he would have someone ‘pull up on him’ when he was next in New York.
Hearn says he responded with ‘go f**k yourself.’
In an interview with iFL, Hearn revealed that he’d exchanged messages with Miller since news of their confrontation made headlines.
“He messaged me this week [responding to reports of their conversation] saying ‘oh yeah, like you said that’ and I said ‘did you say to me that you will have someone pull up on me in New York’ and he went ‘yeah’ and I said ‘I told you to f*** off or to go f*** yourself’ and he went ‘oh yeah, okay Uncle’. Then he came back and we were having a laugh and he said ‘more people are talking about us than the fight’.”
Hearn now ‘won’t rule out’ a grudge match between Miller and Joshua in the future should his charge want to make it happen.
“I don’t rule out the Joshua fight in the future, it’s not a part of our plans, that’s how this conversation started yesterday with the media, so we’ll see.
“I don’t mind Jarrell Miller, but I’m not going to be two-faced like most people in boxing and say ‘oh yeah Jarrell buddy, how are you? Great to see you looking so well Jarrell! I’m excited to see you back in the big time!’ and then get off [camera] and say ‘f***ing Jarrell Miller up there, seen him fail a drugs test’.
“I’m just going to give it you straight, I don’t like what you did and I’m never going to change my opinion on that.”