Manuel Charr Claims He’s Negotiating A Fight With Anthony Joshua

After it was revealed that Jarrell Miller failed a drug test in March, fighters are now starting to line up to face Anthony Joshua on June 1, including Manuel Charr.

According to a report from Dan Rafael, Miller tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 during a random urine test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). The report also stated that Miller submitted the urine sample on March 20, but there is no word on what the status of his fight against Joshua is going to be. GW1516 is one of several metabolic modulators on the prohibited list on VADA's official website.

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In comes Charr, the current WBA “Regular” heavyweight champion, and he made an Instagram post claiming that there are internal negotiations going on between his camp and Joshua’s camp. 


Dear Boxing Fans, Today it has been announced that Miller is doped and therefore the fight between him and Joshua will not take place. Miller was suspended by the VADA cause of doping. Now, internal negotiations are taking place regarding the fight in June Mahmoud Charr against Anthony Joshua. I am very happy about this task and the challenge. I'm ready to go to fight against Joshua and bring home the victory As the # 1 WBA and reigning world champion, I'm the most worthy opponent for Anthony Joshua. I am the suitable and official challenger. For Joshua's honor, it's important to fight against the # 1 WBA rankings in the world. Miller, who now fails due to the suspension, was number 4 in the WBA ranking. We will meet at eye level: world champion against Superchamp. I am ready to fight against him #teamdiamondboy #vonderstrassezudensternen @eddiehearn @anthony_joshua @mahmoudcharr

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Charr has also faced his drug issues as he also tested failed a drug test before a fight last year and was suspended by the WBA. Charr got to keep his title, but so far, does not have a fight lined up for him before the news of Miller’s positive test.

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