Miller Denied License By NYSAC, AJ Fighting On 6-1
Jarrell Miller’s dream have becoming world heavyweight champion was put on pause Wednesday, as the challenger to Anthony Joshua’s unified world titles was denied a license to fight in the state of New York.
Miller, who was found to have had an “abnormal finding” in a March 20th drug test performed by VADA, will now have to hand over his June 1st title opportunity at Madison Square Garden, as the New York State Athletic Commission ruled to not grant Miller a license.
“The New York State Athletic Commission has denied Jarrell Miller’s professional boxing license application for a violation relating to use of a prohibited substance,” Mercedes Padilla, spokesperson for Department of State of New York informed BoxingScene.com.
Now, Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn must find a new opponent with less than two months until Joshua’s debut at Madison Square Garden, as Hearn affirmed Wednesday with 17,000 tickets sold, the show must go on.
With WBA “regular” champion Manuel Charr claiming he is in negotiations, along with “16 or 17” other fighters per Hearn, the Matchroom team will need to whittle it down soon.
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Report: Boxing Scene