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Jarrell Miller talks ‘bad guy’ status, swipes at Eddie Hearn

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Heavyweight Jarrell Miller faces an uphill task to repair his reputation following a drug scandal before his 2019 clash with Anthony Joshua.

The fight was eventually scrapped after Miller admitted to taking three different steroids in the build-up.

Joshua went on to replace Miller with Andy Ruiz Jr. AJ was then blasted out in seven painful rounds.

Missing a multi-million dollar paycheck, Miller licked his wounds before signing a lucrative deal with Top Rank.

The self-professed ‘Big Baby’ is now in line for another payday as a potential future opponent of WBC title-holder Tyson Fury.

When it comes to his portrayal in the boxing world, Miller is well aware of how he will be perceived upon his return.

Jarrell Miller talks about failed drug tests

“I always try to be someone who I would look up to. But I’ve learned that if you understand where the bad guy is coming from, that’s when you understand life,” Miller told “Because nobody on top of their game is the good guy.

“They may look like the model citizen, but there’s always something going on.

“Where I come from, 80 percent of the time, the villain always wins. Because when you do everything by the book, you leave your hands tied. You have to be that person who sees outside the box.

“If multi-millionaires play by all the rules, they wouldn’t be where they are at. Some promoters, like Eddie Hearn, say these crazy, outrageous things. But they don’t play by the rules all the time. That’s a fact.”

Eddie Hearn swipe

It’s not the first time Miller has swiped at Hearn, the man behind the original offer to fight Joshua.

Why the American hold particular bad blood towards Hearn is a matter only Miller seems to know.

Miller thinks Hearn hung him out to dry last year. But the truth is Miller did most of that work on his own.

Unlicensed at the time by any boxing commission, Miller did not receive a ban for his misdemeanor, although he waded through a trial by media that isn’t entirely over yet.

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