Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance


Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Jarrell Miller claims he was ‘totally shocked’ when told he’d failed a drugs test ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua on June 1.

News broke yesterday that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20.

Jarrell Miller claims he has never knowingly taken a banned substance

The New York State Athletic Commission has subsequently denied him a licence as a result, meaning that his fight with AJ is now off as things stand.

To have any chance of regaining a licence, Miller must request that his ‘B sample’ of the drugs test be opened and it must come back clean (which seldom ever happens in similar situations).

Now 24 hours after the story initially came out, ‘Big Baby’ has declared this is exactly what he intends to do.

Miller intends to appeal the NYSAC’s decision

He wrote on social media: “I want to thank all of my supporters who have stood by me since day one and especially during this extremely difficult time.

“I have not been tuned in to social media and any other media outlets to focus and channel all of my energies into working hard with no distractions.

“I am absolutely devastated upon hearing the news my boxing license has been revoked in NY State and I will be vigorously appealing this decision.

“I have never knowingly taken any banned substance and when I found out the news last night I was totally shocked.

“My team and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and together we will stand to fight this with everything we have.

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“This was a voluntarily test that I was very happy to do and these results came just one week after another voluntarily test that I had taken which was completely clean.

“I refuse to just lie down and let my dream be taken away from me when I know in my heart that I’ve done nothing wrong.

“15 years of hard work. I’m warrior. I don’t need a banned substance.

“Remember don’t believe everything you hear and see. The facts will prevail and I shall be vindicated.

“I don’t have anything to hide and the truth will make itself known.”

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I want to thank all of my supporters who have stood by me since day one and especially during this extremely difficult time. I have not been tuned in to social media and any other media outlets to focus and channel all of my energies into working hard with no distractions. I am absolutely devastated upon hearing the news my boxing license has been revoked in NY State and I will be vigorously appealing this decision. I have NEVER knowingly taken any banned substance and when I found out the news last night I was totally shocked. My team and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and together we will stand to fight this with everything we have! This was a voluntarily test that I was very happy to do and these results came just one week after another voluntarily test that I had taken which was completely clean. I refuse to just lie down and let my dream be taken away from me when I know in my heart that I’ve done nothing wrong. 15 years of hard work. I’m WARRIOR .. I don’t need a banned substance. Remember don’t believe everything you hear and see. The facts will prevail and I shall be vindicate. I don’t have anything to hide and the truth will make itself known.

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