A video from 2017 has re-emerged on Twitter where WBC king Deontay Wilder indicates that Jarrell Miller has used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.
Miller, 30, who was due to fight IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in his native New York on June 1, produced an adverse result for a metabolic modulator in testing carried out on March 20 by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
The news takes on a heavy dose of irony considering that ‘Big Baby’ himself accused Joshua of taking PED’s at their first press conference. Now, the accuser is losing the fight for the same charge he levied against his opponent.
Miller is still waiting on the result of his B sample and can still reapply for his licence, however, the situation is unlikely to be resolved quickly.
The undefeated 30-year-old will also lose out on a reported purse of £5 million should his alternative sample flag up similar irregularities.
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A video from 2017 has been circulating social media platforms the past few days where Tuscaloosa-born heavyweight Wilder accuses Miller of cheating.
Wilder is driving in the video and is asked for his thoughts on ‘Big Baby’ Miller, his reply is as follows:
“Man, f*** ‘Baby’ Miller!
“He’s a cry baby, he’s a big a** cry baby and he better watch himself.
“Like I said before, the man who talks the loudest and acts enraged all the time, you gotta watch them.
“We know a lot about him as well too. Y’all stay away from those PED’s. It’s not good for you.
“There’s a lot of them out there who use, I know all y’all trust me, trust me.”
Strong words from the WBC champion and few will argue with the outspoken American’s accusations after the recent findings from VADA on Miller.
After recalling his prediction from two years ago, Wilder didn't waste any time to revel in Miller's misfortune.
“I’ve been saying this. People don’t believe me when I say things. People don’t wanna believe it until it has to be proven and reveal itself," he told AB News.
“And then they go back and say, ‘Damn, Wilder been saying this.’
“Not only just him, there’s a lot of other fighters that are doing it as well too.
“With ‘Big Baby’ Miller, he’s been doing this. Why do you think he’s 300lbs and can still throw as many punches as he can throw? He’s been doing it for years.”
A number of opponents have been touted as potential replacements with AJ reportedly keen on fighting Luis Ortiz, while Manuel Charr claims to have been approached to take on the British fighter.
Ortiz has only lost once in his professional career, a defeat to the ‘Bronze Bomber’ in 2018, although the big Cuban has failed two drugs tests in the past.
Another option for AJ is Kubrat Pulev, who he was due to fight in October before the Bulgarian withdrew due to injury.
Joshua has reportedly told Hearn he is prepared to fight “absolutely anyone,” therefore, fight fans will wait in eager anticipation for which opponent will take on the undefeated Briton in his US debut.
Wilder, meanwhile, is preparing for his title defence against Dominic Breazeale on May 18 at Barclays Center in New York.News Now - Sport News