'Big Baby' is coming back after a long exile.
Jarrell Miller, the former top heavyweight contender who has been out of the ring for nearly four years after failing five drug tests, is expected to face Nigeria's Onoriode Ehwarieme on June 25 in a Triller Fight Club main event.
The 33-year-old, who was issued a two-year backdated suspension in December 2020 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of a bout that year with Jerry Forrest, has failed six tests overall in his lifetime, nearly enough to make Dale Earnhardt Sr. references. Despite his long history of cheating, Miller's suspension ends June 16, nine days before he is scheduled to return to the ring. Miller is immediately eligible to apply for a license after the conclusion of his suspension, given that he consents to random drug testing administered by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association).
The most egregious of his violations took place ahead of his scheduled June 2019 bout against then-unbeaten unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He tested positive for the banned substances, human growth hormone, EPO, and GW1516.
The 33-year-old Miller has not fought since November 2018, when he knocked out Bogdan Dinu in four rounds at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. His upcoming opponent, 34-year-old Ehwarieme (20-2, 19 KOs) has been KO'd in two of his last five ring appearances.
Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) also tested positive for a banned substance in 2014 while he was competing as a kickboxer. Furthermore, in 2016, Miller evaded a test altogether.