BREAKING: Anthony Joshua & # 39; s American debut doubts as opponent Jarrell & # 39; Big Baby & # 39; Miller & # 39; FAILS drug test & # 39;
- Jarrell & # 39; Big Baby & # 39; Miller had to fight Anthony Joshua in New York on June 1
- US heavyweight failed drug test on March 20, ESPN reported last night
- Bolt at risk is due to Joshua's American debut and had broken presale records
The American debut of Anthony Joshua is in danger after opponent Jarrell & # 39; Big Baby & # 39; Miller would have failed a drug test.
Joshua was supposed to fight Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1.
The unveiling of a negative finding for performance enhancing drugs on March 20 almost certainly leaves promoter Eddie Hearn behind to find a replacement.
Joshua & # 39; s opponent Jarrell & # 39; Big Baby & # 39; Miller did not pass a drug test, it was reported in the US tonight
ESPN, in which three knowledgeable people are named, said that 30-year-old Miller had been tested positive for prohibited muscle growth substance GW1516. A second sample can now be tested.
Heavyweight champion Joshua could be without an opponent for his slated American debut
The saving grace for the Joshua camp is that there are still six weeks to go, which should allow time to find another heavyweight.
Hearn has a stable of British heavyweights, but the difficulty would be to find an American who takes it well enough to attract a large crowd in New York and television sales.
Before tonight's news, the fight broke sales records for the iconic location in New York, and it only took two hours to become the best-performing presale ever.
Watford born former Olympian Joshua is due to his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles at stake during the competition.
Hearn tweeted this morning: & # 39; We were informed by VADA that a negative finding was found in the Jarrell Miller sample collected on March 20, 2019. We work with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. The preparation of AJ will take place on 1 June at MSG. & # 39;
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