Conor Benn failed a drugs test before he was scheduled to fight Chris Eubank Jr., ruining yet another huge boxing match this week.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) announced that the bout will be “prohibited” as soon as the failed drugs test was revealed.
The battle is no longer taking place despite the event producers’ best efforts to proceed by using the courts to avoid the BBBoC.
Paulie Malignaggi, a former two-weight world champion, asserts that despite the fact that this is only one bout, this is a problem that has long plagued the sport of boxing.
It’s practically life and death at times in this blood sport. I therefore take these matters extremely seriously, but I don’t think many other people do. In a video on his YouTube channel, Malignaggi remarked, “I don’t see the business taking it that seriously.
Out of all the main sports in the world, boxing is the professional sport that has been tried the least and the least successfully.
“Compared to other sports, there is undoubtedly a higher likelihood of the guys slipping through the cracks and abusing performance-enhancing drugs.
What happens if a sport is rife with dopers? If you’re a fighter, you’ll drug yourself to keep yourself safe.
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“Because if you’re going up against a doped-up fighter, which you definitely are if you reach a certain level, it’s best to go in clean.
Not a Rocky movie, this. Hey, guy, that’s in Hollywood.
Nobody who is sober can defeat a combatant who has consumed drugs.
In any other sport, the player would be immediately punished or banned without a hearing.
“Only in boxing could this failure occur, and many are still debating whether there’s a chance the fight will still take place.
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