Yesterday was a grim day for boxing as the sport hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons – and it’s not over yet.
As Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn make final preparations for one of Britain’s biggest sporting events of the year, the Daily Mail has reported that Benn recently returned a drug test. to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) with initial adverse detection information of a prohibited substance.
The UK regulator – although its own anti-doping agency (UKAD) has returned no suspicious results – make a statement after the news ‘banned’ the war under their authority. Fans and experts alike are asking for more information about adverse outcomes for clomifene — a drug commonly prescribed for infertility in women but also reported to increase testosterone in men.
Despite all of the above, promoters Eddie Hearn and Kalle Sauerland are continuing with battle plans, and are reportedly looking to partner with BBBofC to host the event or find an alternative route. position. Both fighters are also on board. News from Daily Mailwho broke the bomb story, said that today’s press conference will take place.
However, it seems time has been pushed back as the behind-the-scenes participants continue to search for the solution they want. Daily Star’s Chris McKenna provided the update on Twitter.
Benn v Eubank’s press conference today has been delayed to late this afternoon. Legal wrangling is going on to keep the fight going.
– Chris McKenna (@cmckennasport) October 6, 2022
The last time we heard from Benn was pleaded not guilty at Wednesday’s media rehearsal event.
“My team will figure out why there was an initial adverse finding in my testing but in my opinion, the fight is still going on. I’m a clean athlete and we’re going to get into this. See you all on Saturday. “
The takeaway for many fans, however, is that it reported test results were passed on to Benn’s team late last month, perhaps giving them at least some time to ‘find out why. star.’
It looks like many things will become clearer in this afternoon’s press conference that, reportedly, will still take place. It is assumed that an announcement on the status of the event will also be made at that time. Now the night battle is getting dangerous and Eddie Hearn has told the media that if the main event doesn’t take place, the entire card may be discarded.