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BELIZEAN HEAVYWEIGHT DENIED LICENSE

BELIZEAN HEAVYWEIGHT DENIED LICENSE
April 18
09:21 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 –
Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, a world-class heavyweight boxer born in Belize, was denied a license to box in New York after failing a random test for an illegal substance. Miller had been scheduled to contest Anthony Joshua for the unified heavyweight championship title on June 1 in Madison Square Garden.

In a post on social media released on Wednesday, after the announcement that his application to fight had been denied, Miller refuted the finding of the test , stating “I want to thank all of my supporters who have stood by me since day one and especially during this extremely difficult time…”I am absolutely devastated upon hearing the news my boxing license has been revoked in NY State and I will be vigorously appealing this decision. I have NEVER knowingly taken any banned substance and when I found out the news (Tuesday) night I was totally shocked. My team and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and together we will stand to fight this with everything we have!”

International media reported that Miller tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 following the administration of a random urine test on March 20.

Miller had become Belize’s most recent celebrity after the announcement earlier this year that he had been sponsored in part by the Belize Tourism Board. The Belizean born boxer, with a 23-0-1 professional record, has always proudly mentioned Belize as his homeland and was to have fought Joshua with a Belizean flag sewn on his trunks, it was reported.

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