The big news this week in the sport of boxing surrounds Jarrell ‘Bib Baby’ Miller failing a pre-fight drugs test which has forced him out of what was set to be the biggest fight and payday of his life against heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on June 1st.
Joshua has had a torrid year so far with things following out for him overall.
From initially having meant to have fought at Wembley stadium in London to now this collapse.
Currently Joshua is still training in Sheffield, UK.
It is understood efforts are being made to get Joshua a late replacement opponent for the June 1st date at Madison Square Garden but it is also thought that the initial pool of six or seven credible names for the replacement opponent have quickly evaporated into just one or two possibilities in what is turning into a disaster of a year for Joshua.
As for Miller, he’s come clean to be fair to him on what has happened and owned up to things:
Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has taken a dim view on Instagram however saying:
“U are just a fat s***.”
Whereas other well known boxers such as Amanda Serrano have praised his honesty after the fact:
“We are all human & making mistakes is part of life & growth. Always rooting for you Fam.”
Likely Miller will face some sort of penalty or suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission which will be decided in the weeks ahead.