Conor Benn & Chris Eubank Jnr Fight In Doubt After Failed Drugs Test

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

5 Oct 2022

The fight between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jnr slated to take place this Saturday is now in serious doubt after Benn failed a drugs test.

Promoters Matchroom Boxing and Wasserman Boxing released a joint statement on Wednesday saying the fight was still on despite Benn returning an “adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug”.

The Benn-Eubank promoters’ statement said: “We have been made aware that a random anti-doping test for Conor Benn conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returned an adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug.”

“Mr Benn has since passed a doping control test conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency, the anti-doping authority to which the British Boxing Board of Control has delegated its doping control testing for the bout. Mr Benn has passed all doping control tests conducted by UKAD.”

But the British Boxing Board of Control released a statement saying the contrary:

“On the evening of 4th October 2022, the Board of the British Boxing Board of Control Limited resolved that the contest between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Conor Benn scheduled to take place on 8th October 2022 is prohibited as it is not in the interests of Boxing. That was communicated to the Boxers and Promoters involved on the morning of 5th October 2022”

Benn has not been charged or suspended and he and Eubank Jnr are reportedly still keen to fight.