Jarrell Miller Describes SENSATIONAL Move To Islam As American Heavyweight Prepares For The Biggest Night Of His Career In Saudi Arabia

Jarrell Miller Describes SENSATIONAL Move To Islam As American Heavyweight Prepares For The Biggest Night Of His Career In Saudi Arabia

Jarrell Miller weighed in at a staggering 333 pounds for the biggest night of his carrer tommorrow night in Saudi Arabia.

Miller faces 25-year-old British Heavyweight Daniel Dubois third down from one of the most stacked bills in recent years.

Such an opportunity was a pipe dream for Miller just a few years when he failed tests for the THIRD time in 2020.

Many will be unaware that Miller was suspended for nine months in 2014 as a kicboxer when he tested positive for methylhexaneamine.

Famously, Miller was given a reported $7m payday to face Anthony Joshua in 2019 but once again failed tests, this time for three different substances in one of the most high-profile failures in boxing.

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Just twelve months later and it was the same reuslt. Miller was pulled from another fight due to a adverse analytical finding for the banned substance GW501516.

Jarrell Miller’s career in boxing was considered well and truly over, and maybe it should’ve been. But with boxing being boxing, the American is back on the biggest stage just three years later and a win could be life-changing.

Ahead of the fight in Saudi Arabia, he has decided to convert to Islam.

Jarrell Miller Talks Life-Changing Decision In Saudi

Miller’s first major impression of Islam came from his trainer.

“He used to wake me up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go run and I used to hate it”, Miller told Boxing King Media, “He’s always put positive words in my ear from the beginning”

Miller was awaken by his trainer, who was praying, in the early hours of most mornings to go for his run.

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The major epiphany came for the American whilst he was in the middle of a difficult family situation.

“When I was going through a really bad breakup and divorce years ago, I was in a Uber car going to family court.”

“The driver said ‘Can I play something for you?’ And I was energy down, depressed and he started playing the Qur’an, my eyes started tearing. I was balling, crying.”

“He turned around and looked at me and said ‘brother you blessed’.”

Miller believes that Islam has given him a positive uplift in recent years when he most needed it and during the most important week of his career, he has decided to convert to Islam.

By Darshan Desai

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