Issue | Opinion | Premium | Jun 18 2019

Panel – How do you feel about Jarrell Miller seemingly being forgiven?

Can Jarrell Miller really be returning to boxing so soon?
Jarrell Miller
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Nigel Wright
Former English champion

For me, if any athlete has knowingly taken a banned substance to get an advantage then they are cheats and should be banned for life – especially in a contact sport. The governing bodies need to make a stand against this to show any young future athletes that this is illegal and that you will be thrown out of the sport for life.

Callum Johnson
Light-heavy contender

Anyone can make a mistake and mess up, so I don’t like to have too strong an opinion when people fail tests. But there are some cases where it’s just blatant cheating and Miller’s is one of them. He should be banned from the sport and never allowed to lace up a pair of gloves again.

Declan Warrington
Boxing journalist
Entirely indifferent, because it comes as little surprise. Did anyone actually believe Miller being caught was going to hold his career back to the extent it should? He’d likely eventually have fought Joshua; easy to wonder if he’s benefiting from the desire among promoters to squeeze out Matchroom/DAZN.

 

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