WBA Suspends Miller Six-Months For Drug Failure
After testing positive for GW1516, EPO, and HGH in separate VADA administered drug tests, Jarrell Miller has been given the harshest suspension by the WBA,.
On Monday evening Miller was given a six-month suspension for testing positive in the lead up to a June 1st fight with Anthony Joshua, which he has been pulled for,.
The suspension will require Miller being removed from WBA rankings, registering with VADA at his own expense and undergo random testing. Following the end of his suspension on September 19th, Miller must submit those test results to the governing body to be admitted back into their rankings.
“I think it’s fair,” said Greg Cohen, Miller’s co-promoter, highlighting both Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders being handed similar suspensions after testing positive prior to fights in 2018.
“It’s appropriate, and we just look forward to moving on to bigger and better things in the future,” added Cohen, who believes Miller will comply with the WBA’s ruling. “I don’t think he has a choice. Certainly by way of this resolution, he’s required to, and I’m sure Jarrell will be compliant with the resolution.”
“With this suspension, he can’t even apply [for a license] ’til after the Sept. 19 deadline. So we’ll come across that bridge when we come to it,” Cohen said of the Brooklyn born boxer looking to fight anytime before the end of his suspension.
Initial report: ESPN