Anthony Joshua’s boxing debut in the U.S. has taken an interesting turn after Jarrell Miller was recently denied a licence from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
The 30-year-old American boxer’s drug-testing sample came back with an “adverse finding,” leaving AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, to find a new opponent for his client to fight at Madison Square Garden on 1st June.
However, one boxing fan took to Twitter to slam three boxers — Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury and Big Baby Miller — all of whom have accused the 29-year-old Brit of ‘cheating’ in the past.
Whyte, Miller and Fury have all been caught out for failed drugs tests, while AJ hasn’t been found committing any serious wrongdoings in that area.
While there are talks about finding a new opponent to replace Miller, Whyte has said that he is willing to step up and take the challenge.
In fact, Hearn has said that he is open to the idea, though he does question if Whyte would be ready in time for the bout.
“If Dillian Whyte wants to fight Joshua in June, 100 per cent,” he told talkSPORT.
“But he ain’t gonna be ready for June 1. If he is and there’s a serious conversation, we’ll talk on that, but he’s training for July.”
AJ might be in the market for an opponent in June, but Deontay Wilder, who will fight Dominic Breazeale in May, has once again said that a unification bout with the Brit will take place.
“Believe me, this fight is going to happen,” he said after hearing the news on Miller’s drug-testing sample (via Sky Sports).
“There will come a day, a day real soon, when there can only be one.
“The heavyweight division belongs to me and I’ve known that for a very long time now, but I’m not satisfied with what I’ve achieved so far.
“I want every single belt, I want to be the undisputed champion, and I want the day to come when there can only be one king and that man will be Deontay Wilder.”
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