Big Baby Still Clamoring for Validation
Well, it appears that disgraced heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KO’s) is still desperate for validation. Despite drug violations being a common occurrence in the sport, Miller is easily the most notorious case in the modern era. And that is a designation that was well-earned!
LIFE ON THE RED CARPET
On his rise to fame, the loquacious bruiser was hard not to marvel at. Standing at 6’4’’ and weighing just under 300 pounds, he was an offensive dynamo who threw a mind-boggling amount of punches. Quick on his feet and faster with this mouth, Big Baby found himself on the quick ascent in the rankings and interest. After toppling fighters such as Gerald Washington, Johann Duhaupas, Tomasz Adamek and Bogdan Dinu, Miller appeared to be well on his way to stardom.
Sure, these were not the titans of the division. However, the performance of the nimble-footed big man in these outings was enough to shine a light upon him. And that light was bright enough to secure him a dream bout with WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s).
Not only did he get the mouthwatering opportunity, it was meant to be Joshua’s US debut. And, it was going to be staged in the Brooklyn-borne boxer’s New York City backyard. Well, that was before Miller was busted for a smorgasbord of banned substances. The impressive cocktail of drugs was enough to give Charlie Sheen in his partying-prime pause. And just like that, Big Baby went from being the luckiest guy in town to the shame of the industry.
Then, almost unbelievably, in his very next bout, Miller was busted for another cocktail of PED’s. It was like something from a Ripley’s Believe It or Not episode; or maybe a Dave Chappelle ‘When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong’ skit. Sadly, it was all too real.
TIME TO STOP TALKING!!!
Miller has always maintained that there was a viable explanation for what took place. He has remained adamant that when all was said and done, he would clear his name. Nothing he has done has accomplished that mighty feat, but he keeps trying. In Big Baby’s most recent attempt, via his Instagram account, he has presented a document received from certified analytical laboratory Korva Scientific.
In the document, it states that GW501516, the most eye-catching drug in his infractions, was found in a dosage of Black Ant Male Stimulant. Miller had supplied a sample to the company. Rather than needing assistance in the ring, Big Baby is stating that he required a chemical pick-me-up in the bedroom. Suspecting that his pleasure pills were problematic, he sought out Korva Scientific for credible scientific authentication.
At this point, the document is simply sad and pointless. In general, the boxing world has moved on and branded him as a cheat. There is probably little to no one who is willing to hear him out, let alone entertain his innocence. Moreover, even if the mushy meat pills did contain the banned chemical, it only explains one of three infractions.
Ultimately, the boat has sailed on Miller professionally. Therefore, already the laughing stock of the boxing world, this latest alibi can only serve to make Big Baby a giggle-factory for the ladies.
By: Bakari Simpson