Miller Fails Third Time, Tests Positive for EPO
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller failed a third drug test — one conducted the same day of his second failed test — and has tested positive for a third banned substance.
Per a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael, two VADA tests for Miller were conducted on March 31, one urine test and a blood test. Miller had tested positive for the banned performance enhancer GW1516 in a March 20 collection, but he proclaimed his innocence and asked for a B-sample to be used.
The blood test resulted in the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) finding previously reported; however, the March 31 urine test found traces of both GW1516 and Erythropoietin, or EPO. EPO is the same banned substance former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was recently suspended two years for.
This all but guarantees Miller is out of his planned June 1 unified heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is expected to announce a new challenger for Joshua in the coming week.
Original Report: ESPN