“We had a dozen calls from fighters wanting an opportunity and we will go through the serious ones. Anyone in the top 15 in the world is acceptable, but the higher ranked, the bigger the name, the better.
“I am absolutely devastated upon hearing the news my boxing licence has been revoked in NY State and I will be vigorously appealing this decision,” he wrote on Instagram.
The positive test, first reported by ESPN.com, stemmed from a random urine test Miller (23-0-1, 20 knockouts) took March 20.
“June 1, look forward to it. Miller will not last seven rounds with me in there before I knock him out.”
Joshua’s appeal derives from his ferocious knockout power and abundant charisma. But there is also the element of the unknown, as his defense is suspect enough to make him far from fallible.