Tyson Fury has welcomed drug cheat Jarrell Miller with 'open arms' into training camp for Dillian Whyte fight
TYSON FURY has welcomed controversial heavyweight Jarrell Miller into his training camp "with open arms".
Fury came under fire after being pictured with the three-times drug cheat in his Morecambe gym.
The WBC champion called on the help of 6ft 4in Miller to help replicate Dillian Whyte, 34, in sparring ahead of their April 23 fight at Wembley.
And according to Miller's promoter Greg Cohen, the heavyweights got on like a house on fire.
Cohen told SunSport: “I take my hat off to Tyson that he didn’t judge Jarrell and the team have welcomed him with open arms.
“I speak to Jarrell almost daily and he told me he could not have been received warmer and that they’ve treated him incredibly well.
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“He’s been made to feel part of the team, he said the quality of the camp is as good if not the best that he’s ever been in.
“He says it’s been a wonderful experience and he’s really thankful that they brought him in.”
Fury, 33, sparred Miller, also 33, in 2011 and claimed he floored the American SEVEN TIMES.
In a video posted in 2018, he also called for a winner-take-all $100,000 bare-knuckle fight.
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But fast forward four years and the two appear to have settled their differences after swapping leather in the gym.
Cohen said: "Jarrell said it’s been really good, really competitive and he feels that he’s certainly comfortable and on the same level.
“He’s pleased with how he’s doing in camp and that it’s been really good. Him and Tyson have sparred before and know each other.
“They certainly have a nice and professional relationship.”
Miller in 2019 failed three Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) tests before his scheduled fight with Anthony Joshua, 32.
At the time, he protested his innocence, putting the busts down to a tainted supplement and stem cell shots in his elbow.
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Miller would in 2020 get 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 is still serving a backdated two-year ban.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission have since voted to re-licence Miller in June, but under the agreement he continues to take VADA testing.
Cohen said Miller enrolled in December 2020, with clean results so far, and defended the sparring sessions with Fury.
He argued: “I wasn’t surprised with the criticism, because there’s a lot of haters out there and Jarrell has given them reason to take their position.
“But, Tyson Fury is the heavyweight champion of the world, he’s fighting a massive fight in front of nearly 100,000 people against Dillian Whyte.
“If Tyson Fury feels like Jarrell Miller is the correct sparring partner to get him ready for his big fight, then that’s his business.
“I think it’s kind of silly that people are giving Tyson and criticism for that.
"He brought Jarrell in because he thought he could be useful for his preparation."
Cohen also claimed Miller has "taken educational courses" and seen a therapist after his steroid controversies.
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The promoter aims to have the former contender back in the ring by June and called for him to be given the chance to prove himself.
Cohen said: “The guy has taken accountability for his actions and deserves a second chance.”
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