DISTRAUGHT Jarrell Miller vowed to clear his title after being denied a boxing licence to tackle Anthony Joshua following a failed medication check.
The American was resulting from face AJ on June 1 earlier than testing optimistic for banned ‘muscle development’ substance GW1516.
Their world-title showdown at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard is all-but cancelled however Miller, 30, mentioned he’ll attraction the choice having by no means “knowingly” doped.
In his first assertion since failing a Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation-conducted check, Miller mentioned: “I need to thank all of my supporters who’ve stood by me since day one and particularly throughout this extraordinarily troublesome time.
“I’ve not been tuned in to social media and another media shops to focus and channel all of my energies into working laborious with no distractions.
“I’m completely devastated upon listening to the information my boxing license has been revoked in NY State and I can be vigorously interesting this resolution.
“I’ve NEVER knowingly taken any banned substance and once I came upon the information final night time I used to be completely shocked.
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“My staff and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and collectively we are going to stand to struggle this with the whole lot now we have!”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the British world WBA, IBF and WBO champion, 29, will “doubtless” want a brand new opponent.
Miller, who accused Joshua of doping in February, is awaiting the outcomes of his ‘B’ pattern and will nonetheless reapply for his licence.
He added: “This was a voluntarily check that I used to be very completely happy to do and these outcomes got here only one week after one other voluntarily check that I had taken which was utterly clear.
“I refuse to simply lie down and let my dream be taken away from me once I know in my coronary heart that I’ve performed nothing incorrect.
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“15 years of hard work. I’m WARRIOR .. I don’t need a banned substance.
“Remember don’t believe everything you hear and see. The facts will prevail and I shall be vindicate. I don’t have anything to hide and the truth will make itself known.”
Both Dillian Whyte and Manuel Charr have thrown their names into the mix to stand-in for Miller against Joshua.