American heavyweight Jarrell Miller says the week before he was flagged for three different banned substances, any drug test taken would have been clean.
‘Big Baby’ has begun protesting his innocence despite initially admitting his guilt after he clashes with Anthony Joshua falling apart.
Miller was due to face Joshua on June 1 in New York City. Andy Ruiz Jr. was drafted and claimed four world title belts and a multi-million dollar paycheck.
Shocking Joshua in seven brutal rounds, it was Ruiz taking all the plaudits, which potentially may have gone to Miller.
The undefeated puncher has spoken out as Miller prepares to comeback under Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
“I begged for a third test after the other drug compounds that came out – a week before, I was a clean guy,” Miller told BonusCodeBets.co.uk.
“That’s when I came out and said, this is where I got it. And it was a big misunderstanding, but people on my team will understand that.”
Laying a significant portion of the blame at the door of Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, Miller says the Matchroom boss went directly to the press instead of getting his side first.
“When you don’t have a conversation with someone, and they go straight to the camera as Eddie did – it’s bad. It makes the fighter look bad,” pointed out the 31-year-old.
“I was heartbroken when I first got that information. I called VADA, I called the doctors, and said: listen, this is what’s going on.
“They could tell you I was open throughout camp what I was doing with all of my supplements.
“Even they were kind of shocked because I was so vocal about doing the right thing.”
Miller vs Fury
In a stunning twist, Jarrell Miller could face Tyson Fury before Anthony Joshua if an agreement doesn’t come between Arum, Hearn, and Frank Warren.
A lot has to happen before Fury vs. Joshua gets over the line, made even worse by the coronavirus outbreak.
Fury is contracted to fight Deontay Wilder again. At the same time, AJ has to battle Miller’s stablemate Kubrat Pulev.
Should Pulev pull off a shock, as expected by Arum, the Bulgarian will face Fury for the undisputed heavyweight crown.
After shaking hands on a deal with Arum, Miller would be first up for the eventual five-belt king.