Eddie Hearn Comments On Conor Benn Misconduct Allegations
The fallout continues for one, Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs). In a released statement, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced that the welterweight contender has released his boxing license. The board also announced that they sustained allegations of misconduct.
All of this stems from Benn failing a pre-fight drug test before a scheduled October 8 contest against Chris Eubank Jr (32-3, 23 KOs). On October 6, Benn tested positive for the drug Clomiphene, which can be used to raise testosterone. After attempts to salvage the fight, it was postponed.
WHAT’S ON THE LINE?
Benn has maintained his innocence throughout this ordeal, claiming he’s a clean athlete, followed all procedures, and did nothing wrong. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, is standing by his fighter. During an interview with Sky Sports, the Chairman of Matchroom Sport said the following:
“In the next, I would think, 48 hours, you will see a full statement from Conor Benn around that legal case with his confirmation of all the facts.
Conor Benn is straight away presumed guilty without any kind of hearing because that’s generally the way it works in this situation, and sometimes that’s fair. But, he’s got the big fight on his hands to try and save his career.”
With him turning in his boxing license, what does this mean for the 26-year-old? Will Benn no longer fight in his home country of Great Britain? Does he plan on moving his operations and continuing his fighting abroad? The future for Benn is very unclear. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for further developments.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.