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Arum: It's Silly To Talk About Miller Facing Fury or Anyone Else

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes heavyweight Tyson Fury, highly doubts Jarrell Miller will be selected to face his boxing in the coming months.

Miller is under a WBA suspension, after he failed three drug tests in the lead-up to a planned fight with then world champion Anthony Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Miller was pulled from the fight, after testing positive for HGH, GW1516, and EPO.


Miller was replaced by Andy Ruiz, who pulled off a massive shocker when he stopped Joshua in seven rounds to capture the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles.

Miller was ringside last month, when Fury made his Las Vegas debut to demolish Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The plan is to bring back Fury on a date in September or October, likely at MSG.

There are serious doubts that Miller would be easily licensed for a fight with Fury or anyone else in New York - which is something Arum doesn't want to worry about when they are planning a big fight.

“Well Miller is still under suspension... actually it’s not really a suspension. 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."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bigchip on 07-08-2019

Saul Alvarez did it so what’s the problem? Hypocrisy?

Comment by BangEM on 07-07-2019

Two fat pillow fisted drug cheats slugging it out. This is going to be a snore fest. The fight won’t live up to the shenanigans at the presser. Andre the giant vs Kamala, lol.

Comment by KillaMane26 on 07-07-2019

Fury just needs the right opponent and its gonna sell. These can-a-thons just slowing his momentum

Comment by Chollo Vista on 07-07-2019

[QUOTE=Clegg;19884929]Surprised Arum would risk him failing another test and killing the fight. [/QUOTE] Did you not read the article you stupid motherfcukers:rofl: Arum said they havent picked an opponent yet, but it won't be Miller. Not just because Miller won't…

Comment by Clegg on 07-07-2019

Surprised Arum would risk him failing another test and killing the fight. You'd think Miller would be smart enough to stay clean from here on out but it was stupid to use peds when being tested for the AJ fight…

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