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Miller: Expect AJ To Look Lot Stronger If Ruiz Rematch Is In UK

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Jarrell Miller is still suspicious of Anthony Joshua.

Two-and-a-half months after failing three performance-enhancing drug tests of his own, Miller insinuated Friday that a return to the United Kingdom for his immediate rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. will enable Joshua to aid his performance with PEDs. England’s Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) is subject to testing 365 days per year by UK Anti-Doping and was tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association before and after his loss to Ruiz.

“If it’s in the UK, I expect AJ to look a lot stronger,” Miller told several reporters at MGM Grand. “You know what I mean? Look at Dillian Whyte’s interviews he’s done. I think he knocked it on the head with that. But I feel like [if Joshua] fights in America, it’ll kinda be the same thing that happened again at MSG.”

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Ruiz ruined Joshua’s debut in the United States by dropping the former heavyweight champion four times and stopping him in the seventh round June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Ruiz replaced Miller as Joshua’s opponent on six weeks’ notice once Miller’s PED ordeal forced promoters to remove him from that fight for Joshua’s IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles.

Miller made numerous accusations about Joshua’s PED use during the press tour to promote their fight. The Brooklyn native stands by what he said, even after testing positive for three prohibited PEDs – Endurobol, EPO and HGH.

“The crazy part is I’ve been saying this forever,” Miller said. “It so happened that my circumstances kinda came out, ‘Oh, Big Baby Miller!’ But like I said before, the information came out the wrong way to the media and the fans took it the wrong way. And I’m not saying nothing right now. I’m just pissed off right now and I’m gonna deal with it my way. So, when it’s time for me to come out and start giving information out, people will be like, ‘Holy sh*t! Yeah, there’s medical proof of this crap.’ Like, I’m not lying about it.

“So, people are finally starting to understand and kind of see what happened. And like I said before, I give two sh*ts. I’m a real person. I’m gonna man up. If I did something wrong, yo Big Baby, I’m gonna take it like a man and I’m gonna deal with it. I’m not gonna hide up and say, ‘Hey beef.’ I’m sorry.”

The 30-year-old Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) was suspended from the WBA’s rankings for six months after failing those three tests. Otherwise, however, he hasn’t been suspended, thus Miller expects to be licensed to fight somewhere in the U.S. later this year.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deathofaclown on 06-26-2019

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