Anthony Joshua may no longer be able to test his abilities on US soil come June as his opponent, Jarrell Miller, has reportedly failed a drugs test.
The British-Nigerian who recently became a heavyweight champion had been slated to fight against the American boxer at the Madison Square Garden on 1st of June, 2019.
However, ESPN has reported that three sources who already know about the situation, revealed that on March 30, the 30 years old boxer’s tests results came out positive to a banned muscle growth substance, GW516.
Although, a second test will be conducted to ascertain the claims.
Following the discovery, the original promoter of the bout, Eddie Hearn, may have to look for another professional boxer with a heavyweight title to compete with Anthony Joshua in the coming weeks.
A few hours ago, Eddie Hearn took to his Tweeter account to write, “We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019. We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”