Benn-Eubank Formally Postponed |

Posted on 10/06/2022

By: Sean Crose

Though there had been discuss that these behind Saturday’s beforehand scheduled Conor Benn – Chris Eubank Jr battle have been going to attempt to discover some method to hold the match a actuality after the British Boxing Board Of Management refused to permit it, promotional outlet Matchroom Boxing introduced Thursday that the bout was now being postponed. “After discussions with varied events, we have now taken the choice to formally postpone the bout between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn,” the Eddie Hearn helmed group acknowledged in a press launch.

The battle between the sons of in style and extremely profitable former fighters (and ring foes) Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr was admittedly an odd one to start with. Benn, who usually operates as a welterweight agreed to a catchweight of a whopping (for him) 157 kilos, which meant middleweight Eubank needed to are available in three kilos beneath his traditional weight restrict. Nonetheless, it was clearly a battle followers – particularly in England, the place each fighters hail from – have been excited about. Sadly for these followers, the Voluntary Anti Doping Affiliation (VADA) discovered traces of the banned substance clomifene in Benn’s system. On account of that discovering, the British Board of Management introduced on Wednesday that the bout was to be  “prohibited as it isn’t in the very best curiosity of Boxing.”

Hearn responded to the ruling by arguing the Board doesn’t base its rulings on VADA testing and that Benn had beforehand handed comparable exams from the UK Anti Doping group (UKAD). Certainly, Matchroom performed the position of a wronged occasion in Thursday’s press launch. “It’s simple that the British Boxing Board of Management’s determination to withdraw their sanctioning was procedurally flawed and with out due course of,” the assertion learn. “That continues to be a authorized problem between the promoters and the Board which we intend to pursue.” 

“Nevertheless,” Matchroom continued, “while there are authorized routes to facilitate the battle happening as deliberate, we don’t consider that it’s within the fighters’ pursuits for these to be pursued at such a late stage, or within the wider pursuits of the game. As promoters, we take our obligations and duties very severely, and a full investigation will now must happen.  We shall be making no additional remark at the moment and information for ticket holder refunds will observe.”

Clomifene, the substance present in Benn’s system, is usually used as a fertility drug for girls, however can enhance testosterone in males.

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