Conor Benn Not Surprised Before Fighting Opponent Chris Eubank Jr. By Adverse Drug Test Results
Conor has been told by one of Bane’s most recent opponents that he is ‘not surprised by the unfavorable drug test result that has put the Briton’s fight with Chris Eubanks Jr.
Nearly 30 years after the British father fought in the ring for the second and final time, Ben is set to box Eubanks Jr. in London on Saturday (8 October). But on Wednesday (October 5) it became known that a drug test result was returned by Ben with traces of a fetal drug – meaning the banned substance clomiphene.
It was then stated by the British Boxing Board of Control that he was ‘banned’ from having a 157lbs catchweight competition, although promoters associated with both fighters are making efforts to ensure that the bout proceeds as desired by Ben and Eubanks Jr. move.
Ben last fought in April, beating Chris Van Heerden in Round 2, while his previous fight in December saw the 26-year-old stop Chris Algeri in the fourth round.
While addressing Ben’s adverse drug test results on Inside Boxing Live, Algeri said that.
“I heard, while I was busy fighting him, that he was not a clean fighter. And I like to give the benefit of the doubt to the fighters; it’s for the sake of competition, I want to step into the circle belonging to that class. You never want to take someone from someone who has a crush – it’s the most frightening thing you can do at any time.
“I respect every fighter I step into the ring with, [but] I don’t respect cheaters, and it’s hard for me to hear… It’s hard to hit the house, and again: Surprise No, not surprised.
There hasn’t been a fight since American Algerie’s knockout loss to Ben at Liverpool. The 38-year-old has insisted that he compete again, however, this week’s news broke because of the bitter taste in his mouth.
“It makes me feel like I can’t sit anymore,” he said. “I can’t go up against a cheater. I don’t know, there’s too much feeling today, and you guys are still asking me for a very crude point of view.”