Time has not been a healer for the relationship of Eddie Hearn and Jarrell Miller.
The promoter booked Miller to face his star heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, back in 2019, but testing positive for multiple banned substances ruled the Brooklyn native out.
All three were in the same room recently for the press conference to announce Saudi Arabia’s Day of Reckoning card. Speaking to Seconds Out, Hearn says that Miller threatened to ‘pull up on him’ in New York.
“He came up to me and went ‘oh you scared now?’ on the stage, and I went ‘I ain’t f***ing scared of you.’ I said ‘I know what you did.’ And he went ‘why didn’t you back me like you backed Conor Benn?’ and I said ‘because I don’t believe you.'”
“And he said ‘next time when you’re in New York I’ll pull up on you or I’ll have someone pull up on you’ and I said ‘go f**k yourself.'” And that was it.”
The promoter went on to say that he felt Joshua – who didn’t bring up Miller’s doping tests during a heated exchange – went easy on him.
“Listen, I don’t mind Jarrell Miller. But I think AJ was very lenient on him, cause what I would’ve said was you had your chance and we all know what you did to try and gain an advantage to beat me, so bye-bye.”
Finally, he’s not ruling out a fight in the future.
“If he wins, and somehow the public are desperate for the fight, who knows in the future? It’s up to AJ.”
The pair fight on the same card on December 23, with Joshua against Otto Wallin and Miller against Daniel Dubois.