This time, for sure: there will be no fight between Jarrell Miller and Anthony Joshua. The American has undergone a second positive doping control, announced Friday the promoter of the British, WBA champion, WBO and IBF heavyweight, he had to face June 1 in New York. "We received information from VADA that Jarrell Miller tested positive for a second test for another substance"said Eddie Heran.
"The new opponent of Anthony Joshua will be announced next week, if you do not think to be able to beat him by being clean, erase my phone number from your repertoire"According to the US TV channel ESPN, the substance identified during this second test is a growth hormone.
Miller suspended 9 months in 2014
Earlier this week, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), a voluntary anti-doping sport association, announced that Miller had been tested for a first positive doping test on a prohibited substance. the GW1516, or endurobol. In the wake of the announcement, the sports commission of the State of New York had refused to grant a license to Miller for his first fight for a world title scheduled for early June at Madison Square Garden.
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Miller, 30, was suspended for nine months for a positive test for methylhexaneamine in 2014 when he was a kickboxer. He has 23 victories, including twenty before the limit, for a draw. Joshua, 29, is undefeated in 22 fights, including 21 wins before the limit.
This fight will be his first in the United States where he could eventually face the American Deontay Wilder, WBC champion of the category-queen. Wilder remains in a draw on December 1 in Los Angeles against fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury, who, like the other two, is the best heavyweight in action.
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