Hearn refuses to give up fight after Benn v Eubank thrown into chaos by doping positive

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  • Conor Benn fails an anti-doping test in run-up to fight
  • Promoter wants bout to go ahead despite board decision

The murky business of boxing was thrown into a fresh crisis when the promoter Eddie Hearn refused to accept a ruling by the British Boxing Board of Control that the fight in London on Saturday between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr should be “prohibited”.

Hearn expressed his willingness to challenge the board’s decision legally despite the fact that Benn, whom he promotes, had tested positive for clomifene according to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency. Benn was found to have traces of the fertility drug, which can significantly boost levels of testosterone, in his system. Clomifene is banned by Vada and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Written by Donald McRae
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/05/conor-benn-fails-drugs-test-before-boxing-showdown-against-chris-eubank-jnr under the title “Hearn refuses to give up fight after Benn v Eubank thrown into chaos by doping positive”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.