Chris Eubank Jr has kindly offered to pay for an upset fan to get a tattoo of Conor Benn removed after his failed drug test.
The sons of British boxing legends Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn were set to reignite a historic family rivalry that captured the attention of the nation during the 1990s tomorrow night.
However, on Wednesday, the fight was put in jeopardy when it was revealed that Benn returned an adverse finding for clomifene after being tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association in August.
The substance, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, is usually used to treat infertility in women but can increase testosterone in men.
Both fighters and their promoters Kalle Sauerland and Eddie Hearn wanted to press ahead with DAZN’s pay-per-view event but the British Boxing Board of Control prohibited the bout from taking place before it was officially postponed.
The late cancellation of Eubank vs Benn has left many fans upset and out of pocket, but one person, in particular, claimed to be more annoyed than most after ‘The Destroyer’ popped for a banned substance.
A Twitter user uploaded a picture of a Benn tattoo with the caption: “Absolutely distraught Conor Benn you were my hero and now I’ve got to walk about with this rest of my life as I can’t afford laser treatment to remove it. Broken hearted.”
Eubank Jr came across the tweet and offered to do Benn’s ‘former fan’ a favour even though it seems likely that the Twitter user was just a troll.
Nigel Benn speaks out after Eubank Jr vs Benn postponed due to failed drugs test
“Don’t worry mate I’ll pay for your tattoo removal, just shoot over your info to my team & I’ll sort everything out for you. Email is in my bio,” he replied.
The 33-year-old has been trolling Benn throughout the build-up to their ill-fated fight and even though it’s now off, he still continues to go at his rival.
During his camp, Eubank Jr has poked fun at the people worried about his ability to safely make the 175lb weight limit for his fight with Benn by posting a series of videos of him eating decadent foods including, KFC, cake, burgers and steak with viral star Salt Bae.
After the fight was scrapped, Eubank Jr continued to take aim at his rival by reposting an old video of Benn’s shocked reaction to Jarrell Miller failing a drug test ahead of his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua in 2019.
It’s currently unclear if or when a fight between the British duo will be rebooked but rest assured Eubank Jr will be up to his old tricks on social media until they finally get in the ring with each other.
- Chris Eubank Jr offers to pay for ‘absolutely distraught’ fan to get Conor Benn tattoo removed after failed drug test scuppered domestic clash
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