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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Joshua super-fight in doubt after positive test


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Boxing world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s highly anticipated American debut may be dead in the water after his opponent Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.

According to ESPN, Miller “tested positive for the banned substance GW1516,” just six weeks out from the coveted superbout with Joshua which is scheduled to take place on June 1 at Madison Square Garden.

The Trans-Atlantic matchup sees the undefeated Brit defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles, but the latest development could have dashed the highest grossing pre-sale event in the history of MSG.

“Heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller has tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of his scheduled challenge of unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua, three sources with knowledge of the results told ESPN on Tuesday night,” Rafael tweeted.

Joshua and Miller face off

“The results, which came to light on Tuesday, were from a random Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-conducted urine test Miller submitted to on March 20.”

GW1516, also known as cardarine and endurobol, is a PPAR agonist which causes a shift in how energy in the body is output, effectively translating in an ability to push harder and longer without tiring.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced his camp were aware of the “adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample” but were continuing with business as usual.

“We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019,” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/EddieHearn/status/1118335778780844034?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1118335778780844034&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Fboxing%2Fjoshua-fight-in-doubt-after-millers-positive-drug-test%2Fnews-story%2Fd5eea22c3915fd9772d7627f9715abe1

“We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”

Ironically, it was Miller who first flung doping accusations at Joshua claiming the British champion was himself using performance-enhancing drugs.

Joshua responded by calling the comments a "compliment to all my dedication and strength and power training."

Miller had previously tested positive for a band substances in 2014, competing as a kickboxer with GLORY - he was suspended for nine months.

Boxing world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s highly anticipated American debut may be dead in the water after his opponent Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.

According to ESPN, Miller “tested positive for the banned substance GW1516,” just six weeks out from the coveted superbout with Joshua which is scheduled to take place on June 1 at Madison Square Garden.

The Trans-Atlantic matchup sees the undefeated Brit defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles, but the latest development could have dashed the highest grossing pre-sale event in the history of MSG.

“Heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller has tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of his scheduled challenge of unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua, three sources with knowledge of the results told ESPN on Tuesday night,” Rafael tweeted.

Joshua and Miller face off

“The results, which came to light on Tuesday, were from a random Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-conducted urine test Miller submitted to on March 20.”

GW1516, also known as cardarine and endurobol, is a PPAR agonist which causes a shift in how energy in the body is output, effectively translating in an ability to push harder and longer without tiring.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced his camp were aware of the “adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample” but were continuing with business as usual.

“We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019,” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/EddieHearn/status/1118335778780844034?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1118335778780844034&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Fboxing%2Fjoshua-fight-in-doubt-after-millers-positive-drug-test%2Fnews-story%2Fd5eea22c3915fd9772d7627f9715abe1

“We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”

Ironically, it was Miller who first flung doping accusations at Joshua claiming the British champion was himself using performance-enhancing drugs.

Joshua responded by calling the comments a "compliment to all my dedication and strength and power training."

Miller had previously tested positive for a band substances in 2014, competing as a kickboxer with GLORY - he was suspended for nine months.

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