Jarrell Miller's comeback continues as he stops Derek Cardenas inside four rounds

  • Tom Ward
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Disgraced drugs cheat Jarrell Miller – who saw his chance to fight Anthony Joshua disappear four years ago after a doping scandal – continued his winning return to boxing on the comeback trail this past weekend.

The American boxer, 34, was handed a six-month ban by the WBA after testing positive for three performance-enhancing drugs while preparing to fight Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2019.

‘Big Baby’ was banned from fighting as a result, with Andy Ruiz Jr taking his place and shocking the world by stopping the British superstar on his US debut.

He was subsequently banned again for a further 12 months having returned another positive drugs test for the banned substance GW501516 in the run-up to his proposed fight with Jerry Forrest a few months later.

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However, the former kickboxer is now back competing again after his ban, which was upheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, ran out at the start of last month.

Weighing a staggering 341lbs, Miller made a winning return to the ring by beating local hope Ariel Bracamonte in Buenos Aires on June 24.

After the comeback win he was back in the ring again two days ago this time stopping Derek Cardenas inside four rounds as he kept his unbeaten record intact.

WATCH: Disgraced drugs cheat Jarrell Miller stops Derek Cardenas in four rounds

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Tyson Fury controversially brought Miller in as a sparring partner for his showdown with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23.

But he clearly made an impression on the Fury camp, having received special praise from John Fury himself.

The Gypsy King’s dad previously stated: “These boys we have had in camp, they are as good as what is out there.

“Jarrell Miller, there is a stigma around his name but he deserves another chance and we give people chances. He was doing his job [in camp], performing well and working hard and he’s a nice young man.

“I was glad to have had him in camp. He has given us every pound he is worth in what he’s doing. He has come in here, worked hard and done his thing. I can’t fault Jarrell Miller.

“People have all got a past. If you look at the past and not the future, you end up making a wrong turn somewhere. He is only a young man, he still has plenty left in front of him.”

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