Jarrell Miller has failed a drug test ahead of his June 1st fight with Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden.
The failed test came from a sample collected by the Voluntary Anti Doping Association on March 20th. ESPN report that the substance for which Miller tested positive is known as Cardarine and Endurobol. It could be used as a fat burner and to increase endurance.
Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, said that his fighter is continuing his preparations for what is scheduled to be his US debut.
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.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) April 17, 2019
In a statement, Miller's promoter, Salita Promotions, said they are in the process of obtaining more information regarding VADA's finding.
On Twitter, Joshua's manager Freddie Cunningham said that should Miller not be allowed fight, they will seek a replacement for the 30-year-old American.
It was confirmed on Tuesday that a fight between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon, one which could make the Irish boxer the undisputed world lightweight champion, has been added to the undercard.