Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller is continuing to train hard with coach Kevin Cunningham, as he prepares to return to the sport after being away for two years.

Back in 2019, Miller was scheduled to face then unified champion Anthony Joshua.

The fight fell apart when Miller tested positive for several performance enhancing drugs. 

After serving a six month ban from the WBA, Miller would prepare for a fight with Jerry Forrest in July 2020 - but that fight also fell apart, because once again Miller failed a drug test. 

As a result, he received a two-yean ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission - and he lost his promotional deal with Top Rank.


During the extended off-time, Miller has been training to stay sharp and wants to keep himself in the best form possible. He's been sparring with a variety of fighters from both boxing and MMA.

Miller's promoter, Dmitriy Salita, says his fighter is very motivated to return to the ring.

"He is getting back in shape with a mind set to be the best in the division. He wants to be an American heavyweight champion of the world from Brooklyn, New York. We haven’t had that in a long time," Salita said to The Sun.

"Jarrell always did kickboxing training even for his boxing fights. It helps him get in shape and maybe one of the reasons why he is so athletic and flexible in the ring for a heavyweight."

"I believe Jarrell learned his lessons and knows that he has several years to make a mark in the division. Positive, responsible action inside and outside the ring is what is most important and something that fans will look at, can’t blame anyone for that."