Jarrell Miller returns to big-time boxing against Daniel Dubois this month.
The controversial heavyweight is best known for breaking doping rules in the lead-up to his ill-fated bout with Anthony Joshua, before another positive test saw him banned for two years.
Back and with three wins under his belt, he faces Dubois, who is looking to return to winning ways after falling short against Oleksandr Usyk in his first world title challenge.
Rising heavyweight star Frazer Clarke writes in the Metro that Miller securing this fight on a huge card is a ‘kick in the teeth’ for other contenders.
“Given his history with failed drug tests, I don’t feel his presence is welcomed. I don’t know how he has wriggled his way onto this show, to be honest. In a business sense, you have to say well done to him and his team. But in reality, it is a kick in the teeth to any top 10 heavyweight that goes out and works their arse off chasing opportunities like this.”
Clarke, though, is backing his countryman to halt Miller’s resurgence in the sport, predicting Dubois can hurt the American ‘quite badly.’
“Jarrell certainly has a busy work rate and has put away 22 of his 26 opponents to date. He will put in a valiant effort I am sure. But I think Daniel is a level above him and I can only see him coming out of this with a win and as a better fighter.”
“He likes to punish people, he has got the spite in him to do that, even in sparring. In a fight like this against someone like Miller, who will have a lot to say in the coming weeks, he will want to send a clear message.
I’m predicting a stoppage win for Daniel. I don’t think Miller and his camp understand the power he has. Once he starts landing his jab, it gets very difficult for him. If he lands clean I see him putting him over quite badly.”