Jarrell Miller: ‘Anthony Joshua’s title fight WILL go ahead – it would be great if it was against Dillian Whyte’, says Gareth A Davies


Jarrell Miller: ‘Anthony Joshua’s title fight WILL go ahead – it would be great if it was against Dillian Whyte’, says Gareth A Davies

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight in New York will go ahead, despite the news that opponent Jarrell Miller has failed a drugs test.

That’s according to talkSPORT’s boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies, who is hoping a bout with British rival and talkSPORT.com columnist Dillian Whyte will now be back on the table.

Dillian Whyte wants another shot at Anthony Joshua

Joshua and Miller’s fight on June 1 at Madison Square Garden is now in serious doubt.

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

If upheld by the New York State Athletic Commission, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has six weeks to find a new opponent, having confirmed the British star will continue his preparation for a fight on that date.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday morning, Davies shared the latest news from across the pond.

Jarrell Miller has failed a drugs test six weeks before the biggest fight of his career

“It’s so strange,” he told talkSPORT.

“These two fighters signed up with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association and Miller tests positive six weeks before earning £7million – easily the best pay day of his career.

“This was the guy who was accusing Joshua of being a drugs cheat in the early build-up to this fight!

“It’s such a disaster.