Bob Arum Doubts Fury-Miller Happens
Despite speculation and comments from Jarrell Miller and Frank Warren, his fellow co-promoter of Tyson Fury, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum doesn’t foresee a fight between Fury and Miller happening.
Miller is currently under suspension after failing three drug tests that led to him losing his chance to face then-unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1.
Fury, meanwhile, easily defeated Tom Schwarz on June 15 in his first fight since battling WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder to a draw in December. A championship rematch between Wilder and Fury is set for early 2020, so long as each man wins all their bouts in the interim.
Speculation has it Fury could return to the ring for one more interim fight in September or October, possibly at MSG. Miller has expressed interest in being Fury’s opponent for the fall bout in hopes of redeeming himself, and Warren has previously stated the fight is a possibility.
But Arum feels Miller will have too tough a time trying to get a license to fight in New York after the debacle earlier this year. He did confirm, however, that New York City is the target for Fury’s remaining fight before the hopeful rematch with Wilder.
“They revoked his license because of the drugs testing. He hadn’t formally signed a New York State boxing contract,” Arum told IFL TV. “I don’t know how long it will take to clear up Miller’s situation, but while he remains a non-participant because of the revocation of his license, I think it’s silly to talk about him being an opponent for Tyson Fury or anybody else. I think that’s all premature.
“Everything is in a state of flux, but we should have an announcement within a week or so. He’s definitely fighting in the United States. The original plan was for him to fight in New York. Right now we’re looking for an Eastern United States place and that would be the ‘Mecca of boxing,’ Madison Square Garden.”
Wilder will be defending his championship in a rematch with Luis Ortiz in September.
Original Story: Boxing Scene