The comeback of Jarrell Miller – The Boxing News verdict

Opinion | 3 hours ago

Jarrell Miller failed multiple drug tests. Now he signs a contract with arguably the biggest platform in the boxing world. Matt Christie reacts

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NINE months ago, heavyweight Jarrell Miller failed multiple tests that proved beyond any doubt he was a drug cheat. Thrown out of a fight with Anthony Joshua but not out of the sport, it didn’t take long for him to land on his feet. This week the news was released on social media that he has now been signed by Top Rank – arguably the most powerful promotional outfit in the boxing world – and his comeback will be broadcast by ESPN.

On Instagram, the post attracted 3,127 likes. On Twitter it achieved 85 retweets and 302 likes. On Facebook there were 30 shares.

There were plenty of critical comments too but, despite his thwarted plan to bludgeon another fighter with illegal weapons, it appears most are happy to see him back. And those social media numbers will be dwarfed by the amount of people who will watch him on TV, the gate receipts and – best of all – the money that ultimately ends up in Miller’s back pocket.

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