Conor Benn hasn’t spoken out stating his innocence, however, former scheduled opponent Chris Eubank Jr speaks in contrast to Benn’s statement.
In October, boxing went through a rough period when it came to the light that Benn had failed a drugs test in the lead-up to his bout with Eubank Jr. The bout was cancelled the day after the news broke on fight week, and many questions were asked.
A month later, Benn sat down with The Sun, and it was revealed that ‘The Destroyer’ had failed two tests. Benn went quiet on social media, before he released a statement in December, claiming ‘the truth will come out soon.’
Benn has been a lot more active on social media of late and has uploaded a photo with a caption thanking science and claiming that the evidence doesn’t lie.
“Been through hell and back. Thank god for science. The evidence doesn’t lie. No holes in the truth.”
Conor Benn on Instagram today… pic.twitter.com/I5p32XTfOI
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 16, 2023
Eubank Jr had something to say about Benn’s comments, as he screenshotted Benn’s post and uploaded it himself with a caption where he also thanked science, but for different reasons.
“I’m pretty sure it was science that detected illegal substances in your system on two occasions Conor.
“So yes absolutely thank god for science… otherwise I would have been fighting the hulk a few months ago!!”
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We still await news from Benn regarding his future although he has named a shortlist of fancied opponents. On the other hand, Eubank Jr returns this weekend as he squares off with Liam Smith in a 50/50 domestic clash, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, and DAZN elsewhere.