World Boxing News has learned that Heavyweight Jarrell Miller could return to boxing with a new trainer in SugarHill Steward.
“Big Baby” is on the comeback trail following over three years out of action due to suspension regarding adverse findings in drug samples.
Miller gave two separate positives two years apart, the first flagging for three different substances.
As WBN previously reported, Miller is looking at a fight in the second half of 2022, with promoter Dmitriy Salita reaching out to confirm he is still co-handling the American’s career alongside Greg Cohen Promotions.
In another twist, Miller may have a new man in his corner in Tyson Fury’s coach SugarHill, after the pair hit it off in sparring sessions for the WBC champion’s fight with Dillian Whyte.
Confirming he checked in on Miller last month, Salita gave WBN an update on the situation.
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“Jarrell Miller is training at his camp in South Florida. I visited with him a few weeks ago. He sounds focused and wants to reclaim his glory in the heavyweight division,” Salita told World Boxing News.
“He positively interacted with SugarHill at Tyson’s training camp. Even though they are not working together at the moment, I think there is potential for a future working relationship that can be very positive for Jarrell.
“We are working on his return to the ring,” added the world titleholder-turned boxing promoter.
After years of turmoil, Miller aims to get his career back on track. It’s been a tough road for the New Yorker despite most people believing he deserves it for his misdemeanors.
At a hearing to get his license back this summer, Miller outlined that the whole situation has cost him far more than three and a half years of his boxing tenure.
“I lost my wife. I lost my home. I lost my career,” Miller stated at the proceedings. “Now I’m in court fighting to be with my son.
“Financially, I am required to pay legal fees. This is bigger than boxing. It means being there for my son, for my mother.”
Wanting to move fast as he approaches his 34th birthday, Miller could get matched with Otto Wallin in the highest profile clash possible under the Salita banner.
A warm-up will undoubtedly happen before any talks with Wallin can progress.
WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.