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Conor Benn coach breaks silence on doping allegations: ‘I’m really devastated’



Boxing fans are seeing the potential of a future superstar dwindle, as Conor Benn must now try to clear his name from a banned substance found in his system.

While all judgment should be reserved until we hear the full story, fans and even some boxers have decided – a fact not helped by the lack of real information. any information provided other than an ‘adverse finding’.

After the news and his fight with Chris Eubank Jr was sensationally drawn at the last minute, Benn’s longtime coach, Tony Simms, released a statement via Instagram.

“After 26 years in boxing, a love of sport and having dedicated my life, I can honestly say that I have never experienced or witnessed any athlete in my camp. failed an anti-doping test, voluntary or mandatory, and I take pride in that fact. Today left me really devastated when we called the postponement for such an amazing event that I am honored to say that I was a part of it.

I have worked closely with Conor Benn for the past 7 years, developing and mentoring him as both a boxer in the ring and a man out. Especially we completed the last 12 weeks of camp with Nigel, his father, who lived with Conor on a daily basis, starting till the end.

After speaking privately with Conor on this topic and listening to him, I support him as both a coach and a friend. We are determined to delve into this as a team, working closely with Conor legal counsel in an effort to understand what “adverse discovery” means and to address it in a timely manner. emergency.

Thank you for your continued support.”

Those promoting the war wanted to highlight that it has been postponed, not cancelledalthough it is difficult to see fans buying into such an event until they are provided with more clarity on the drug test and what really happened.

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