WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has revealed that Jarell Miller has been ‘expelled’ by the WBC for not enrolling in the governing body’s drug testing program for three years.
Sulaiman told Sky Sports: “Miller specifically, he was expelled from the WBC, because he failed to enrol in the clean boxing program. Not once, but twice.”
Asked if Miller could fight for a WBC title in the future, Sulaiman said: “I don’t speculate. I don’t like to – what if.
“What I can say is that he’s been out of the WBC picture for three years, because we did not consider him to be eligible for rankings, because he did not enrol in the clean boxing program.
“When he was first ranked. We sent them the documents. He had three months to fill three pieces of paper, and he failed to do so. Then somehow they claimed they didn’t have the papers, so we rang him again and sent them the paper, and he didn’t submit twice, so he has been expelled from the WBC for three years.”
Miller had tested positive for banned substances before a world title fight with Anthony Joshua last July, and Andy Ruiz Jr was instead brought in as a replacement for the British star’s US debut in New York.