Undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has no problem with facing Jarrell Miller next or in the future.
Miller was ringside earlier this month, when Fury made his Las Vegas debut with a two round destruction of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand.
Now Fury is looking to fight against in the United States, in September or October, possibly at Madison Square Garden in New York City – and Miller is a Brooklyn fighter.
Miller is currently suspended after failing three pre-fight drug tests for a planned fight with Anthony Joshua.
The suspension is going to expire in September – but there is heavy doubt that Miller can get licensed in New York, and Fury will need a concrete opponent for promotional purposes.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is furious over the idea of a Fury vs. Miller encounter.
He believes that someone like Miller, who tested positive for banned drugs like HGH and EPO, should not be quickly rewarded with a big payday against Fury.
“I have no interest in anything Eddie Hearn says,” Fury told IFL TV.
“Of course Eddie Hearn would say something negative because his golden goose has just been splattered by a fat man. He’s got to try and discredit me to make himself look good. Mush. Everybody who he doesn’t have is sh*t. Everyone he has something to do with is great.
“You can’t believe a word he says. In my opinion he knows nothing about boxing. He got Derek Chisora beat by Agit Kabayel for not doing his homework. He got Joshua beat by (Andy) Ruiz because he looked at the man’s body and didn’t study boxing. That’s the truth of the matter.
“I’m open to fighting Jarrell Miller, no problem. I’ve not got no problems with him. If he feels the need to do what he did, that’s none of my concern. My concern is boxing and winning – not what another man will do to himself. Jarrell Miller is an option. He’s a big man, highly rated., three stone and unbeaten in how many fights? He’s the highest rated available opponent. He’s number three in America, behind Ruiz and Wilder. I think he’s rated highly with some of the organizations. He’s popular too because of the scandal.”