Dillian Whyte was recently pulled out of his rematch with Anthony Joshua after testing positive in a VADA drugs test – it’s a situation that mirrors Jarrell Miller’s in 2019.
Joshua was set to face Miller in June of that year before the American failed a drugs test in a near-identical style to what has occurred in recent days with Whyte.
Joshua was knocked out by late-replacement, Andy Ruiz Jr, in one of boxing’s most memorable upsets.
Miller has harboured resentment towards both Eddie Hearn and Joshua ever since, and called on them to put him in the main event instead of Whyte.
He has won three fights since his return to the sport last year, following on from a two-year ban, to maintain his twenty-seven fight undefeated record.
On Instagram, he gunned for the two-time heavyweight champion, angling for a clash in the future, if not now, whilst reacting to the news of Whyte’s failed test.
“Let’s hear the bulls*** Eddie Hearn. Stop making excuses. Tell that little b**** ‘Apple Jacks AJ’ and Eddie Hearn to step the f*** up and stop making up bulls*** stories.:
“Unfinished business, period. He [Joshua] came to the U.S.A. one time, got his a** beat the f*** up, and never returned. LMFAO.”
Although Miller and Joshua’s dislike for one another undeniably makes for one of the heavyweight division’s most heated rivalries, Hearn has recently stated his refusal to work with Miller, at least for now, after those failed drugs tests.
Joshua’s late replacement is expected to be announced soon, and will not be the controversial American.