Anthony Joshua: Jarrell Miller 'doesn't deserve to be in the ring with me'

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Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller square up at a press conference back in February (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller square up at a press conference back in February (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua has broken his silence on Jarrell Miller’s two failed drug tests, saying the American “doesn’t even deserve to be in a ring with me, or any other heavyweight”.

The 30-year-old has been denied a licence to fight Joshua at Madison Square Garden on June 1st after reportedly failing two Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (Vada) tests.

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"The lesson to learn is that karma works in various ways - what goes around will come back around. I feel he has taken fate and his own blessings out of his own hands”, said Joshua on his YouTube channel.

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"Sometimes be respectful - I know it is a fight - but be respectful, be appreciative and lead by example. What he has done is not lead by example.”

"Cheats will get found out and hustlers and hard workers will always rise to the top.”

Miller has since apologised and said that he “messed up”, with Joshua poised to confirm a new opponent for the defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts.

The 29-year-old said he would hopefully have an update on his next opponent within the next 48 to 72 hours.

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