Jarrell Miller signs first deal since failed drug tests (BBC)

Jarrell Miller says he will never be a “superhero” after signing his first promotional deal since failing multiple drug tests in 2019.

According to BBC Sport, the American, 31, was due to face Anthony Joshua in June before failed tests meant he was denied a licence.

Miller – nicknamed ‘Big Baby’ – has now signed with Top Rank, the organisation led by legendary promoter Bob Arum.

“I’ll never be the superhero. In my world, the majority of the time, the villain wins,” Miller said.

“Everyone wants to portray the superhero. We don’t live in a sunshine world. I’m coming for everything and everyone. No one is safe. Say hello to the bad guy.”

Miller’s lost date with Joshua in June led to him fighting Andy Ruiz Jr, with the Briton suffering a first defeat against the late stand-in.

Joshua subsequently reclaimed the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles in a rematch in December.

In the aftermath of his failed tests, Brooklyn fighter Miller admitted he “messed up” and had been “humbled”.

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