Chris Eubank Jr has begun to troll Conor Benn after their fight was called off because ‘The Destroyer’ failed a drug test.
On Wednesday, the eagerly anticipated 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.
Despite the fact, boxing promoters Kalle Sauerland and Eddie Hearn initially insisted the fight will go ahead as planned, it was ultimately called off after the British Boxing Board of Control ‘prohibited’ it from taking place.
In 2019, American heavyweight Jarrell Miller was preparing to fight Anthony Joshua when he scored an unprecedented hat-trick of three failed drugs tests announced within the space of three days – for GW1516, HGH and EPO.
Miller’s test results scuppered a planned fight with Joshua who ended up taking on Andy Ruiz in New York instead but not before the boxing media asked some of the UK’s biggest stars, including Benn to react to the American heavyweight’s test results.
Eubank uploaded a clip to social media of Benn talking to Sky Sports about Miller’s failed drug tests and captioned it: “I mean I really just don’t have any words at this point.”
In the video, Benn starts by expressing his amazement. “I just heard it when I got to the gym this morning, I can’t believe it,” he said.
“The biggest night of your life, the biggest fight of your career and you get tested positive for a banned substance, it baffles me.
“I’m not even at world level and my nutritionist has a go at me for taking Vitamin C tablets if they haven’t been tested.
“So, the team he’s got around him should say to him, ‘Listen, check all your substances. You’re earning a few good quid here and why put that to risk.’”
Since testing positive for clomifene, Benn has addressed the public twice.
First, he spoke with the Matchroom YouTube channel and insisted he is a clean athlete before putting out a written statement when the fight was officially cancelled to once again protest his innocence.
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 6, 2022
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