Jarrell Miller denied licence to fight Anthony Joshua after adverse finding in drug test

Eddie Hearn has said that AJ is likely to need a new opponent.

Jarrell Miller
Image: Jarrell Miller will be able to reapply if B sample does not show an adverse finding

Jarrell Miller has been denied a licence to fight Anthony Joshua by the New York State Athletic Commission following an adverse finding from a drugs test in March.

The decision to deny his licence does not guarantee that the fight against AJ is off - and Miller will be able to reapply if his B sample does not show an adverse finding.

However, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has said that they are likely to need a new opponent.

Miller is due to fight IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Earlier on Wednesday, Hearn said on Twitter of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) test: "We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller's sample collected on March 20, 2019.

Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller
Image: Anthony Joshua is likely to need a new opponent, says Eddie Hearn

"We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon.

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"AJ's preparation continues for June 1 at MSG."

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