JARREL MILLER is willing to take “short money” in order to finally fight Anthony Joshua.
The American infamously blew the chance of challenging AJ for the heavyweight titles in 2019 after failing a series of doping tests.
GettyAnthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller pictured in 2019[/caption]
And Miller was further disgraced after another drugs bust a year later and faced FOUR YEARS out of the ring.
Now back in the boxing business as a villain, the unbeaten heavyweight is not giving up on his pursuit of AJ.
Miller’s promoter Dmitriy Salita told The Express: “I received a phone call from Jarrell Miller last week, he said ‘Dmitriy I’ll take short money, tell Joshua I want to fight, and I’ll take short money.’
“So, if Jarrell can work his way back up to that level, I believe it will be interesting to see him in those elite fights as well.”
Miller, 34, blamed his failed test before fighting Joshua, 33, on a tainted supplement and stem cell shots in his elbow.
He then received a contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank stable but again tested positive for a banned substance.
This time the ex-kickboxer put it down to a SEX PILL and was handed a two-year suspension.
Miller enrolled in VADA testing in December 2020 and has returned clean drug tests since, which saw his licence in Las Vegas reinstated.
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The New Yorker won two comeback fights last year, on points against Ariel Esteban Bracamonte and a stoppage over Derek Cardenas.
And although Eddie Hearn has voiced concern over working with Miller again, Salita is hoping the door can be opened.
He said: “As it stands now, I don’t think Matchroom is too keen to work with Jarrell but if Jarrell stays clean, keeps getting tested, and keeps winning then things can change.”
@bigbabymillerJarrell Miller wants to fight Anthony Joshua[/caption]