Update On Jarrell Miller’s Boxing Status
It looks like Jarrell Miller will not be competing in a boxing ring for quite some time.
According to Boxing Scene, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has extended Miller’s suspension indefinitely. At first temporary, the commission met on Wednesday morning to discuss his case. It is unknown when he can return to the ring, if even at all.
Miller (23-0-1) recently tested positive for GW1516. His fourth failed test in a year+, Miller was taken off of his planned July 9 Top Rank debut against Jerry Forrest. He was also suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission, which was possible due to him being considered a licensed fighter in the state of Nevada.
It was not the first time that Miller tested positive. Back in 2019, Miller was supposed to face Anthony Joshua in June for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles inside Madison Square Garden. He failed three separate drug tests before the fight (all for GW501516, HGH, and IPO) and was suspended six months by the WBA, among other punishments. Because he didn’t have a physical New York license, his punishment was not as severe compared to what the NAC is doing.
Miller would end up stating it was a stem cell shot that caused the initial failed tests last year. He has since denied taking performance-enhancing drugs this time around. As a kickboxer, Miller was suspended nine months by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for methylhexaneamine in 2014. This was while he was under the GLORY banner.
Bob Arum stated he is not interested in doing business with Miller again after initially signing him. Miller last fought in November 2018, beating Bogdan Dinu via knockout for the interim WBA-NABA and WBO-NABA Heavyweight Titles.