Jarrell Miller has responded to the allegation that he tested positive to a drug test and his boxing license withdrawn, saying he is a warrior and does not need a banned substance to beat Joshua.
Jarrell Miller was bid to face IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles holder Anthony Joshua in June before the alleged drug test, and the fight as we understand, has been called off.
Anthony Joshua, was due to defend his against undefeated American Miller, who has never fought for a world title. and now will be looking to face the next challenger.
According to a BBC report, a sample taken from Jarrell Miller on 20 March prompted the decision by the New York State Athletic Commission. But Miller’s camp has now requested a B sample be tested.
If that sample comes back negative then Miller can make another application for a licence.
Jarrell Miller took to his Instagram page to put up this message about the whole issues. He said:
“I want to thank all of my supporters who have stood by me since day one and especially during this extremely difficult time.
I have not been tuned in to social media and any other media outlets to focus and channel all of my energies into working hard with no distractions.
I am absolutely devastated upon hearing the news my boxing license has been revoked in NY State and I will be vigorously appealing this decision. I have NEVER knowingly taken any banned substance and when I found out the news last night I was totally shocked.
My team and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and together we will stand to fight this with everything we have!
This was a voluntarily test that I was very happy to do and these results came just one week after another voluntarily test that I had taken which was completely clean. I refuse to just lie down and let my dream be taken away from me when I know in my heart that I’ve done nothing wrong.
15 years of hard work. I’m WARRIOR .. I don’t need a banned substance.
Remember don’t believe everything you hear and see. The facts will prevail and I shall be vindicate. I don’t have anything to hide and the truth will make itself known”.