Anthony Joshua was set to face Jarrell Miller for his next fight. However, the situation changed. The change came once Jarrell Miller failed two tests back to back for a controlled substance. Jarrell Miller has since apologised, after Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, reported that that US Fighter had now failed a second drug test.
Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller were supposed to face each other in a fight on the 1st of June. However, now, the bout cannot take place. Whatever little hope remained, does not exist after the second test.
Miller admitted to making a ‘bad call’.
“I missed a big opportunity and I’m hurting on the inside. My heart is bleeding right now. I’ve hurt my family, my friends, my team, my supporters”. h/t The Guardian
While there is no opponent at the moment, but there is someone waiting to replace him in a fight against Joshua.
When Eddie Hearn tweeted out that Joshua’s next opponent would be announced the following week, he decided to throw his hat into the proverbial ring.
He said that he was ready to face Joshua, provided that the fight took place according to ‘MMA rules’. He said that was ‘100% serious’ and that he had a lot of respect for Anthony Joshua.
i will do this fight mma rules i am 100% serious i have a lot of respect for AJ no disrespect intended set it up @DAZN_USA ! https://t.co/zBOOs5N7RH
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) April 19, 2019
As astounding an offer as that may be, it seems unlikely that such a fight could take place. Although, given the fight game, it is impossible to predict.