Conor Benn’s positive drug test has now caused Chris Eubank vs. Benn to be postponed.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the 26-year-old had tested positive for the drug clomifene, which is prohibited.
This information was shared with the teams of both boxers more than a week before it surfaced and was covered by the media.
While this was going on, Eubank Jr. and his team sought independent medical opinion, and the fighter himself made the decision to go forward with the fight.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) issued a statement when the information was made public, stating that they would forbid the fight from going through as scheduled.
The British Boxing Board of Control Limited’s board decided on October 4 in the evening that the fight between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn set for October 8 is illegal and not in the sport of boxing’s best interests. On the morning of October 5, that was told to the boxers and promoters involved.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter for Benn, and Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for Eubank Jr., sought to force a U-turn but have finally conceded that the bout cannot take place on Saturday night.
It has therefore been temporarily postponed.
After the news was announced on Wednesday afternoon, the pre-fight public workout took place as scheduled.
Benn chatted with Matchroom’s YouTube channel to stress he is a clean athlete before entering the ring to put on a quick training session for those in attendance.
“I have not violated any laws. He claimed, “I haven’t been suspended.”
My team will investigate the cause of the test’s original unfavourable finding. I’m a morally upright athlete, and we’ll investigate this further.