Johnny Nelson has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Conor Benn’s adverse test retest and whether his hotly anticipated fight with Chris Eubank Jr should continue – and believes the decision The final decision should rest with the British Boxing Control Board.
Talking to IFL TVSky expert wants to emphasize his trust in the board to make the right decisions and their wishes should ultimately be respected.
“The fight will probably still go on – unfortunately there needs to be an investigation into this as to why.”
“We just need to know the details, if the British Supervisory Board thinks it can continue safely and without problems then I will go with their decision.”
“The board is not stupid and they wouldn’t want to set a precedent. If they let the fight go on then I trust the management when it comes to that because if anything bad happens they will also be held accountable. “
“So all these things have to be taken into account.”
The fight was in great jeopardy yesterday afternoon after a VADA test submitted by Benn returned unfavorable results for the banned drug Clomid. – commonly used by athletes to combat the side effects of testosterone boosters.
The Board of Directors issued a timely statement to say that they will ban the duel from taking placeHowever, supporters of Benn, Matchroom said they would lobby for the fight to take place as Benn’s UKAD tests – the testing body officially recognized by the BBoC – came back negative.
Eubank Jr and his team also expressed their wish that the contest will take place at 2nd Saturday. There is speculation that, if the British Organizing Committee refuses to sanction the fight, the organizers will look to an international panel to get a license, as was the case with David Haye vs Dereck Chisora in 2012.