After a hectic 24 hours in the boxing world, it has been confirmed that the bout between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will not be taking place this Saturday.
Reports emerged yesterday that there was an adverse finding in Benn’s VADA drugs test, which was confirmed to be traces of banned substances, clomifene. Clomifene is a substance to help female fertility, but has been proven to increase testosterone in males.
Eubank Jr and Benn were happy for the show to go on, however, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) were prohibiting the bout from taking place as it was not in the interests of boxing. Rumours circulated that a different board was going to swoop in and sanction the bout, but promoter Eddie Hearn shut down those rumours by saying that he was not bringing in an alternate governing body to sanction the bout.
Let’s see what today brings but to make one thing clear, I will not be promoting this fight with a foreign commission or alternative governing body on Saturday night
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 6, 2022
Kalle Sauerland of Wasserman Boxing has released a statement to confirm that the bout will not be taking place this Saturday. Full statement can be read below.
— Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) October 6, 2022