Eddie Hearn tells Conor Benn he will never be a hero no matter the verdict
Eddie Hearn has been honest with his boxer, Conor Benn, about how the boxing public will view him after testing positive for a banned substance.
Benn’s career has been in limbo ever since the news broke that he failed a doping test – later revealed to be two years old – back in October 2022. He has maintained his innocence the whole time and Hearn has sided with him in that regard.
He is currently the subject of an investigation by the World Boxing Council, the conclusion of which will either ban him from the rankings or reinstate him and allow him to fight for titles. organization’s.
heard seconds out that his fighter must adopt the ‘f**k you’ mentality regardless of the outcome.
“In this situation, everyone has already decided. They could come out and say that the whole process was a complete farce and that he was innocent. ‘Oh what a pile of rubbish!’ No one really cares [what the verdict is.]”
“I told Conor Benn the other day, you have to have a mentality now. This is a child who wants to be loved. He wants to be a hero – and he won’t. Innocent, guilty, whatever. So you just have to get on with it for now.
As for the investigation, Hearn doesn’t know when the WBC will make an official announcement, but believes it will soon.
“This is a very important process. I was told by the media that we will have a decision today. Conor Benn or his attorney hasn’t told me that yet. I haven’t been on those calls with WBC yet. I do not know.
But I heard the results are coming.”
Benn and his team will definitely use the WBC results – reportedly in favor of the boxer – to claim that his name has been removed, however, many fans also want to see the conclusion of the UK Boxing Control Board investigation.
Unfortunately, comments from the Board of Directors suggest that this won’t happen anytime soon as they don’t have key information.