Fury sparring serial drugs cheat Jarrell Miller ahead of Whyte fight

Tyson Fury will prepare for Dillian Whyte by sparring serial drugs cheat Jarrell Miller after bringing the American – who is currently BANNED from boxing – into camp… with the disgraced heavyweight set for an imminent return to the ring

  • Tyson Fury has enlisted the help of Jarrell Miller in preparation for Dillian Whyte 
  • The Gypsy King puts his WBC strap on the line in an all-British clash on April 23 
  • Fury lost his primary sparring partner Jared Anderson to injury just last week
  • But serial drugs cheat Miller has now joined Fury’s Morecambe-based camp
  • Miller famously failed a drugs test ahead of his 2019 bout with Anthony Joshua 

Tyson Fury has enlisted the help of disgraced heavyweight Jarrell Miller in preparation for his all-British clash against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium. 

The Gypsy King puts his WBC heavyweight title on the line as he makes his UK homecoming following a four-year spell fighting Stateside, where he emphatically knocked out Deontay Wilder last October to finally put their long-standing rivalry to bed. 

The 33-year-old last week suffered a blow as sparring partner Jared Anderson – who was set to fight on the undercard – was forced to leave camp after sustaining an injury. 

Tyson Fury (left) will spar Jarrell Miller (right) in preparation for his fight against Dillian Whyte

Fury is set to defend his WBC heavyweight title against ‘The Body Snatcher’ on April 23 

Fury has wasted no time in recruiting a ready-made replacement, with Miller drafted in – alongside existing sparring partners Joseph Parker and Martin Bakole – just over three weeks out from the clash. 

Miller is certainly a controversial pick, given he is currently banned from competing in the sport. 

The American, 33, failed three drugs tests ahead of his eagerly-anticipated 2019 showdown against Anthony Joshua, with Andy Ruiz Jr drafted in as a late replacement, before toppling the Brit on his US debut.  

Miller, though unable to compete in the blockbuster bout, escaped punishment after it emerged that his boxing licence had expired, meaning the New York State Athletic Commission was powerless to impose a ban.     

The heavyweight had a bout against Jerry Forrest penciled in just a few months later, having signed with Top Rank, but that too was pulled after he tested positive for banned substances cardarine and endurobol.

Miller had on this occasion obtained a licence and was subsequently handed a backdated two-year ban, which he has been serving since December 2020. 

Miller’s 2019 bout against Anthony Joshua was called off after he failed three drugs tests

Miller will soon be eligible to make his professional return, however, after his situation was clarified at the Nevada Commission’s monthly meeting last week. 

On the condition that he continues to record negative VADA drugs tests, his ban will end on June 16, with the American able to obtain a licence immediately from June 17, as reported by Boxing Scene.  

And though his last bout came all the way back in 2018 – a fourth-round stoppage victory over Bogdan Dinu – his promoter Dmitry Salita in October last year revealed the American has lofty ambitions ahead of his imminent return. 

In fact, the promoter revealed his fighter was eyeing up a bout against his new sparring partner, Fury.       

‘That fight maybe the biggest heavyweight promotion in a long time. It can be very exciting,’ he told SunSport. 

‘One step at a time but that would be tremendous.’

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