This morning, the dream fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn was put in jeopardy, due to reports circulating that Benn had failed a VADA drugs test.
The Mail broke the story this morning, which stated that Benn had returned an adverse finding for the banned substance clomifene. Clomifene is a substance used to treat infertility in women but can increase testosterone in men and is a substance on the list of banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The fight was thrown into disarray and speculation surrounding the bout's potential cancellation was rife. Eubank Jr's promoter Kalle Sauerland took to TalkSport to state that Benn and Eubank Jr have personally had a discussion regarding the status of the bout. However, whilst Sauerland was on TalkSport, Benn's promotional banner, Matchroom Boxing and Eubank Jr's promotional banner, Wasserman Boxing has put together a joint statement that ultimately confirms the bout will still be going ahead, as Benn's B sample is yet to be tested, meaning he has not yet been charged with any rule violation and remains free to fight.
As it stands, Eubank Jr and Benn are still set to collide at the O2 Arena on Saturday night, as both men wish to proceed with the bout.