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Anthony Crolla says there should be prison sentence for ‘walking pharmacy’ Jarrell Miller after new positive drugs test

Anthony Crolla has told talkSPORT that he believes prison sentences should be handed out to boxing’s drug cheats like Jarrell Miller.

The unbeaten heavyweight was previously due to face Anthony Joshua last June, but failed multiple drugs tests and so his place was taken by Andy Ruiz.

Miller previously tested positive for GW1516, HGH and EPO, but claimed he has never knowingly taken a banned substance

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Miller previously tested positive for GW1516, HGH and EPO, but claimed he has never knowingly taken a banned substance

On Saturday evening it emerged he has tested positive for one of the same substances again while preparing for his comeback.

Former WBA lightweight champion Crolla reacted on the Sports Bar Weekender and said: “It’s laughable, and it’s not laughable.

“Because performance-enhancing drugs in a sport like boxing are dangerous.

“I believe they should carry some kind of prison sentence.

Crolla retired from boxing last year

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Crolla retired from boxing last year

“God forbid the opponent on the receiving end takes ill, or is never the same again in life, or doesn’t even make it through.

“I think there should be a prison sentence for it.

“You said it then, he was a walking pharmacy. One thing’s bad enough, but the amount of gear in him — and to do it again.

“He was playing that bad guy thing and now you’ve failed again. And, bear in mind, he failed before that as well.

“Ban him for life, you’ve got to ban him for life.”

Miller is unbeaten after 24 fights

Miller is unbeaten after 24 fights

Miller was due to come back against Jerry Forrest on July 9.

It’s understood that the substance this time is GW1516 – he also tested positive for HGH and EPO before the AJ cancellation.

Miller has been pulled from the Forrest fight and his future in the sport is now in major doubt.

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