A day after his son’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr was postponed due to drugs in his system, Conor Benn’s father has spoken out in support of his son.
In a dark day for British boxing, a major audience event was pulled from the schedule after news of Benn’s past drug test results contained traces of clomifene – a drug. is thought to increase testosterone levels in men.
His fight with Chris Eubank Jr was later banned by the British Boxing Control Board and, despite the promoters’ best efforts, was postponed. Currently, the boxing world is waiting for more information about the doping test.
Nigel Benn, whose fight with Chris Eubank Sr nearly three decades ago planted the seeds of this weekend’s superfight, has took to Instagram to affirm his son is a clean athlete.
“As you know, we were completely shocked. I have been with my son for the past ten weeks and the training has just been [been] absolutely the best it can be [have] already. He is a dedicated coach. He left no stones behind which we will dive into.
I love my son. I know he didn’t cut any corners, he just went straight to it, 100% – but we’ll keep you posted. We’ll tell you what the next step is. But you know, he’s a loyal trainer and he’s a clean athlete. Talk to you all soon. God bless.”
‼️ Nigel Benn speaks out after Conor Benn tested positive for drugs…
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 7, 2022
His statement follows one from his son and coach Tony Sims, all said they plan to get to the bottom of the situation. Benn’s fans will be eager to see what kind of person they will become as the young boxer rises to super star hanging in the balance.
As of writing, there is no indication when, or even if, the fight with Eubank Jr will be rescheduled, although All concerned have expressed their desire to do so.