Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn is still on – for now – despite the controversy surrounding Benn’s failed drug test.
News emerged on Wednesday that The Destroyer had failed a VADA test, as it emerged he tested positive for a banned substance in August, throwing the 12-round clash, which is set for Saturday, into doubt.
However, despite the British Boxing Board of Control prohibiting the bout from taking place, it’s still on as things stand.
Eubank Jr and Benn took part in open workouts on Wednesday afternoon and said they want the fight to happen, and are now due to face each other in Thursday’s press conference.
But this has caused outrage, with talkSPORT commentator Adam Catterall, likening situation to the ‘Wild West’.
Eubank’s promoter, Kalle Sauerland, said a decision on whether the fight will take place, is expected on Thursday evening.
We’ll keep you across all the latest news, views and announcements from both camps in our live blog below…
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