Jarrell Miller has received a six month ban from the WBA for failing multiple drug tests ahead of his proposed bout with Anthony Joshua.
Miller (23-0-1, 20 KO) from Brooklyn, tested positive for the substances GW1516, EPO and HGH in separate Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) administered tests.
Miller will be withdrawn from the WBA rankings, he will have to register with VADA and under-go random testing at his own expense. His six month suspension has been back-dated to March and ends on September 19th.
"I think it's fair,'' said Greg Cohen, Miller's co-promoter, to ESPN.
"It's appropriate, and we just look forward to moving on to bigger and better things in the future," Cohen added.
"I don't think he has a choice. Certainly by way of this resolution, he's required to, and I'm sure Jarrell will be compliant with the resolution."
"With this suspension, he can't even apply [for a license] until after the Sept. 19 deadline. So we'll come across that bridge when we come to it,'' Cohen said.
Sarah Fina, VP at Greg Cohen Promotions took to Twitter apparently celebrating that he has such a short ban.