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Anthony Joshua’s old rival Jarrell Miller granted boxing licence in Las Vegas for first time since drug scandal

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.

Jarrell Miller has been granted a professional boxing licence in Las Vegas
Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller pictured in 2019

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.

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.


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.

Jarrell Miller this year sparred Tyson Fury

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