Conor Benn insists on fight after failed drug test

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Conor Benn insists he is clean after he failed the drug test ahead of the fight against Chris Eubank Jr.; Adamant on going ahead with the fight.

Conor Benn has stated that he will still fight Chris Eubank Jr. after he failed the drug test, insisting that he is clean.

The fight between the two boxers was schedule to take place this Saturday but there is a doubt if it will go ahead.

Following the failed drug test Matchroom Boxing and Wasserman Boxing released a joint statement stating that the match will go ahead.

But a statement from the British Boxing Board of Control said: “On the evening of 4th October 2022, the Board of the British Boxing Board of Control Limited resolved that the contest between Chris Eubank Jnr and Conor Benn scheduled to take place on 8th October 2022 is prohibited as it is not in the interests of Boxing. That was communicated to the Boxers and Promoters involved on the morning of 5th October 2022.”

Speaking at a workout venue in central London Benn said: “I’ve not committed any violations, I’ve not been suspended, so as far as I’m concerned the fight is still going ahead

“I’ve signed up to every voluntary anti-doping test under the sun, throughout my whole career I’m tested, I’ve always come back negative, I’ve never had any issues before. My team will find out why there has been an initial adverse finding in my test, but as far as I’m concerned the fight is going ahead.

“I’m a clean athlete and we’ll get to the bottom of this.”

“We both want the fight to go ahead, we’ve both taken medical and legal advice and we both want the fight to happen for the fans,” he insisted.

“He fully believes, he believes in me, and it’s not who I am, or what I’m about. I’m a pro athlete and he was understanding.

“We both want the fight to go ahead.”

A joint statement from Matchroom and Wasserman had earlier said: “We have been made aware that a random anti-doping test for Conor Benn conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returned an adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug. The B sample has yet to be tested, meaning that no rule violation has been confirmed. Indeed, Mr Benn has not been charged with any rule violation, he is not suspended, and he remains free to fight.

“Mr Benn has since passed a doping control test conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency, the anti-doping authority to which the British Board of Boxing Control has delegated its doping control testing for the bout. Mr Benn has passed all doping control tests conducted by UKAD.

“Both fighters have taken medical and legal advice, are aware of all relevant information, and wish to proceed with the bout this Saturday.”




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