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I fear that drugs use in boxing could be rife and something needs to be done about it

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Jarrell Miller is at the centre of another failed doping test scandal (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)

Jarrell Miller is at the centre of another failed doping test scandal (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)

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Jarrell Miller is at the centre of another failed doping test scandal (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)

It has been a tough enough time for boxing with the whole coronavirus lockdown and then Jarrell Miller comes along to remind us about the curse of drugs within the sport.

Miller missed out on a world heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua last year after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drugs GW1516, HGH and IPO. He was to have made his return to the ring this month but has tested positive for GW1516 again, though he is adamant that he did not take the substance on purpose.

Fans and fighters will make their own minds up about whether he is guilty or not of taking it on purpose, but the fact remains that it was found in his system. In my opinion, he should have been chucked out of the sport after last year's positive tests and one thing I will always take pride in when my career is over is that I gave my all doing it the right away, being clean.