Anthony Joshua's old rival Jarrell Miller granted boxing licence in Las Vegas for first time since drug scandal | The Sun

JARRELL MILLER has been granted a professional boxing licence in Las Vegas for the first time since his drugs scandal.

The shamed heavyweight was initially hit with a two-year ban dating back to a positive test ahead of his proposed fight with Jerry Forrest.


But the Nevada State Athletic Commission have now cleared Miller to fight just over two years on.

They said in a statement to Sky Sports: "Jarrell Miller was granted a 2022 Professional Boxers license which will expire at the end of the year."

Miller, 34, infamously failed three Voluntary Anti-Doping Association pre-fight drug tests before he was set to fight Anthony Joshua in 2019.

He blamed his failed test before fighting AJ on a tainted supplement and stem cell shots in his elbow.

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Joshua, 33, went on to suffer a shock loss, the first of his career, against stand-in Andy Ruiz Jr, 33.

Miller in 2020 earned a contract with Bob Arum's Top Rank stable but again tested positive for a banned substance.

This time the ex-kickboxer put it down to a SEX PILL and was handed a two-year suspension.

Miller enrolled in VADA testing in December 2020 and has returned clean drug tests since, which saw him able to return this summer.

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The American beat Ariel Esteban Bracamonte, 29, and Derek Cardenas, 24, in his first two comeback bouts.

And he is lined up to face Awadh Tamim, 38, on November 4 in Tanzania.

Miller this year sparred Tyson Fury, 34, before the WBC heavyweight champion knocked out Dillian Whyte, 34.


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