Boxing

In a devastating hat trick, heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has now tested positive for a third test for a banned substance for his canceled June 1 fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. The two previous failed tests for the 30-year-old Miller (30-0-1, 23 KOs) came from the banned substance GW1516 for the first test, and Human Growth Hormone [HGH], and the third failed test results, which were revealed on Friday, that show that he tested positive for EPO and GW1516 again, according to ESPN. Miller has also posted on his social media site what appears to be an admission of guilt.

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Marcos Maidana is starting to look like his old self with the help his strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza. After just six weeks of training, Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is showing signs that he’s going to be able to get back down to the welterweight limit of 147 soon, possibly even by June, which is when they would like for him to be down to the low 150s. Those massive big money fights are just beyond the bend for Maidana.

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Demetrius Andrade says the Charlo brothers looked poor in their recent fights last December, and Gennady Golovkin shouldn’t be getting an immediate trilogy fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez in September after the two fought each other twice already. Canelo-GGG wasn’t an exciting enough fight for there to be a third one, according to Andrade.

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The biggest star in world heavyweight boxing — all 6 feet 9 inches of him — is coming to the fight capital of the world.

Unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King,” will defend his title against top contender Tom Schwarz Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing.

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In a battle of former world champions, Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) suffered a bad cut from a clash of heads in the second round of his fight with Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KOs) which made it necessary for the fight to be stopped and ruled a no decision at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The fight was televised on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & Fox Deportes.

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Bob Arum says Mikey Garcia has hurt his marketability with his loss to Errol Spence, and he’s now the B-side for a potential unification fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko. Further, the Top Rank CEO Arum states that Mikey will need to come down to 135 for him to get the fight with WBA/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs). That is to say, there won’t be a catch-weight for the fight, and it won’t take place at 140.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’ll eventually give #1 WBC contender Dillian Whyte a title shot if he keeps winning long enough. Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) and his promoter Eddie Hearn have already asked the World Boxing Council to order the winner of Wilder’s next title defense against Dominic Breazeale to face Whyte in their next fight in a mandatory defense.

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Deontay Wilder would be open to a fight against former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, as long as the Ukrainian takes a tune-up or two and looks good, according to Wilder’s trainer/manager Jay Deas. If the 42-year-old Wladimir decides he wants to make a comeback and fight WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), they would be willing to give him a title shot if he takes a tune-up.

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