Anthony Joshua opponent Jarrell Miller fails drugs test and June 1 fight in New York is now a doubt


Anthony Joshua opponent Jarrell Miller fails drugs test and June 1 fight in New York is now a doubt

Anthony Joshua’s next fight is now in doubt after opponent Jarrell Miller failed a drugs test.

It was announced in the early hours of Wednesday morning that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20.

Anthony Joshua was planning to make his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1 in New York

Joshua vs Miller was scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1, however this now may not go ahead, depending on the New York State Athletic Commission’s ruling on the matter.

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed AJ will still fight on the date regardless, tweeting: “We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019.

“We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”

In 2014, Miller tested positive for methylhexaneamine in a urine sample and was suspended for nine months by the California State Athletic Commission. This occurred while he was a kickboxer.

Miller’s camp, Salita Promotions, also acknowledged the adverse finding on their Twitter account.

A statement read: “We are in the process of obtaining further information about VADA’s finding and will have more to say soon on this developing situation.

“In the meantime Jarrell continues to train for his June 1 fight against Anthony Joshua.”


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