Anthony Joshua’s promoter claims Jarrell Miller has failed second drug test

Angelo Anderson
April 20, 2019

Following the revelation of the failed test, the New York State Athletic Commission refused to license Miller for the heavyweight championship fight and Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn has already begun the process of attempting to find a new challenger for his client.

"I missed out on a big opportunity and I'm hurting inside".

And then it was revealed that Miller failed a third drug test - with banned performance enhancing drugs like EPO and HGH (human growth hormone) coming up in his tested samples.

A new opponent for Briton Anthony Joshua's June 1 heavyweight fight in NY will be announced next week, promoter Eddie Hearn says. A lot of ways to handle the situation, I handled it wrongly and I'm paying the price for it. "If I fight him, it's definitely going to be a test and all the truths will come out".

"My heart is bleeding right now, I hurt my family, my friends, my team, my supporters, but most importantly I'm going to own up to it, deal with it, and I'm going to come back better and I'm humbled by the experience".

Miller's adverse finding for GW1516, a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol, was recorded on 20 March.

Miller has protested his innocence and will await a B-sample, but promoter Hearn has drawn up a shortlist of alternative opponents for Joshua, and expects to make an announcement in the coming days.

While there are talks about finding a new opponent to replace Miller, Whyte has said that he is willing to step up and take the challenge. "You always want to give an athlete the benefit of the doubt, but this leaves no doubt".

Miller has now not only lost out on a massive payday and the chance to shock the world by becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world, but he's now facing a lengthy suspension that will keep him away from the sport - most likely for one year. AJ's new opponent for June 1 will be announced next week. "Clean fighters only need apply".

Joshua still plans to make his U.S. debut as planned in June for what will be his seventh title defense.

Friday evening, Miller issued a video statement to Rafael in which he apologized for the test failures.

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