December 3, 2022

Conor Benn has taken to social media to apologise after his battle with Chris Eubank Jr was postponed.

Information broke on Wednesday that the 26-year-old had examined optimistic for the banned substance clomifene from a Voluntary Anti-Doping take a look at in August.

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Benn examined optimistic for a banned substance in a VADA take a look at

Each fighters had been blissful for it to nonetheless happen at The O2 Area on Saturday, however the British Boxing Board of Management introduced they’d prohibit it from going forward.

Some eleventh hour wrangling made no distinction with an official announcement saying the bout was off made on Thursday afternoon.

Benn has since taken to social media to shed additional gentle on the state of affairs and apologise to all.

” I’m actually gutted we’re unable to make this battle occur on Saturday and I’m sorry to everyone who has been affected by this postponement,” he mentioned in an announcement.

“I’m nonetheless shocked by this and shocked by this, and it has been a troublesome couple of days.

“My group and I’ll think about the following choices together with rescheduling the flight, however my instant focus is on cleansing my title as a result of I’m a clear athlete!”

Eubank Jr had been happy to fight, even though his opponent failed a drug test

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Eubank Jr had been blissful to battle, despite the fact that his opponent failed a drug take a look at


A press confernece has since taken place on Thursday from Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Sauerland’s Wasserman Boxing.

“Very sorry for the delay, I used to be very tempted to step out of the again door for a beer however I wished to return and see you guys,” Hearn mentioned.

Hearn continued: “It has been a really tough day, 24/48 hours, we had been trying ahead to an occasion which has actually captured the creativeness of the British public.

“A battle that had a lot historical past, myself and Kalle [Sauerland] had been so excited for it.

Both Hearn and Sauerland spoke in a press conference on Thursday

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Each Hearn and Sauerland spoke in a press convention on Thursday

“However we wished to return right here and say that Chris Eubank JR vs Conor Benn has formally been postponed.

“I wish to make it clear that Conor Benn is just not suspended by the British Boxing Border Management.

“We do consider he has not been given due course of like many others on this state of affairs earlier than him.

“I additionally wish to clear up so many various experiences from journalists and shops about us being within the excessive court docket this afternoon, us contemplating different commissions – it’s simply not true.

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“We took a call which consider is in the perfect pursuits of Wasserman Boxing and the events concerned.

“It is a sport which could be very expensive to us, a sport we’ve got been round our complete life, and whereas we had been determined for this battle to happen for the followers, the undercard fighters, we additionally decided we felt we needed to at the moment.

“Particularly for the curiosity of the game and British public, as nicely,” Hearn added.

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