GW1516 reportedly found in ‘Big Baby’ Miller’s sample
Heavyweight contender @BIGBABYMILLER tested positive for a banned substance in a @Vada_Testing urine test putting his fight with world titleholder @anthonyfjoshua in jeopardy. My story: https://t.co/ydpuz2mlTN #boxing @EddieHearn @SalitaProm @TheGarden @DAZN_USA @SkySportsBoxing
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) April 17, 2019
Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight with Jarrell Miller is in jeopardy. ‘Big Baby’ Miller produced an “adverse finding” in a drug-testing sample.
Both camps confirmed the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association had informed them that Miller had returned the results from a random voluntary test on 20th March.
Miller tested positive for one of the most popular performance=enhancing drugs, Cardarine (GW1516), which is primarily used to get rid of fat. It is also used to increase aerobic power and endurance.
Miller is an unbeaten professional boxer having suffered just one draw, coming in his fifth fight against Joey Dawejko – but has since beaten the likes of Tomasz Adamek and Gerald Washington. He has lost just once in 11 amateur bouts – to Tor Hamer.
During their promotional tour for the fight, Miller revealed that both fighters had agreed to between 10 and 12 weeks of drug testing in the build-up to the bout. Joshua, during the London leg of the tour, said: “I am on [drug testing scheme] Adams whereabouts, they have to know where I am for an hour every day and could walk in anytime.
“They can turn up any time during the day and that is a lifetime commitment. I have been on that since 2012 and I pay £40,000-a-fight to be tested by Vada two times a week.”
The heavyweights were set to fight on 1st June at New York’s Madison Square Garden, with British boxer Anthony Joshua defending his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles.
Tick Tock. Tick tock. MSG June 1st 🗓 pic.twitter.com/i1X93oaQca
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) March 28, 2019
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn responded to the news saying AJ’s preparation for the fight also continues as planned.
“We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller’s sample collected on March 20th, 2019.
“We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. AJ’s preparation continues for June 1st at MSG.”
Miller is likely to face a hearing before the New York State Athletic Commission to decide whether he will be allowed to fight.