Anthony Joshua’s American debut is in jeopardy after opponent Jarrell ‘Large Child’ Miller was reported to have failed a medication check.
Joshua was scheduled to combat Miller at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard on June 1.
The revelation of a detrimental discovering for efficiency enhancing medicine on March 20 nearly actually leaves promoter Eddie Hearn scrambling to discover a substitute.
Joshua’s opponent Jarrell ‘Large Child’ Miller failed a medication check, it was reported within the US tonight
ESPN, citing three folks with information of the scenario, mentioned 30-year-old Miller examined constructive for banned muscle progress substance GW1516. A second pattern might now be examined.
Heavyweight champion Joshua may very well be with out an opponent for his slated US debut
The saving grace for the Joshua camp is that there’s nonetheless six weeks to go, which ought to permit time to seek out one other heavyweight.
Hearn has a secure of British heavyweights however the issue can be discovering an American to take over adequate to draw a giant crowd in New York and the tv gross sales.
Earlier than tonight’s information, the combat had damaged gross sales information for the long-lasting New York venue, taking simply two hours to grow to be the highest-grossing pre-sale there ever.
Watford-born former Olympian Joshua is because of have his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles on the road within the bout.
This morning promoter Hearn Tweeted: ‘We have now been knowledgeable by VADA that there was an antagonistic discovering in Jarrell Miller’s pattern collected on March 20th, 2019. We’re working with all related events and can replace with extra particulars quickly. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.’
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