Jarrell Miller banned from boxing for two years after a fourth failed drugs test in 12 months



American heavyweight champion, Jarrell Miller has been handed a two-year boxing ban from the Nevada Commission after his fourth positive drugs test in 12 months

The 32-year-old Miller failed multiple drug tests in the run-up to his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in 2019. He was banned from fighting, with Andy Ruiz Jr who stunned the world by beating the British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua who has since reclaimed his title in their rematch.

After serving his six-month suspension, Miller was given a chance to redeem himself. But earlier this year, he returned another positive drug test, his fourth in just a 12-month span.

Miller reportedly returned a positive result for an illegal endurance booster called GW501516 – found in a male sex stimulant.

Earlier in 2020, Miller returned his fourth positive test in 12 months after testing positive for GW501516 – which is also known as Cardarine or Endurabol, and is often used illegally to aid endurance and boost aerobic power – and the 32-year-old has now been punished.

News of Miller’s ban was revealed by talkSPORT’S Michael Benson, who also disclosed that his ban can be reduced to 18 months if he completes a treatment course.

He wrote: “Jarrell Miller has today been banned from boxing for two years by the Nevada Commission following his latest positive drugs test.

“Ban applies to all US states and can be reduced to 18 months if he completes a treatment course.”

Miller, who is unbeaten in his career, has fought 24 times, winning 23 of those fights and drawing one, but has not fought since November 2018 due to two years’ worth of drug-related problems

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