News | Apr 17 2019

Anthony Joshua could need new opponent after Jarrell Miller drug test

Anthony Joshua will have to consider alternatives to Jarrell Miller for June 1 defence at Madison Square Garden
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua & Jarrell Miller Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA, the unified WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion, could well need a new opponent for his June 1 title defence at Madison Square Garden. He was due to fight Jarrell Miller but Miller has been revealed to have had an adverse finding in a drug test.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said, “We have been informed by VADA [the drug testing agency they use] that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20, 2019. We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1 at MSG.”

Miller had failed a drug test during his past kickboxing career and spent the press tour accusing Joshua of drug use. With unintended irony Miller is the one who has had an adverse finding during their anti-doping measures.


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