We all know what occurred the final time Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. have been set to struggle in one of many extra anticipated British boxing bouts in current instances. Benn examined constructive for a banned substance in two separate anti-doping exams, and the struggle – which was slated to happen in London – was postponed by the British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC).
Benn noticed his suspension lifted by the Nationwide Anti-Doping Panel in July, and proceeded to struggle Rodolfo Orozco in September, profitable by unanimous resolution. With the suspension supposedly within the rearview mirror, the struggle between Benn and Eubank is free to be revisited and remade.
Benn vs Eubank Jr set for February 3… or is it?
Matchroom Boxing chairman Eddie Hearn is on the head of negotiations, and he reportedly expects to verify the date and venue of the struggle someday this week. If all goes in line with plan, it will happen on February third at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
However simply as shortly because the phrases got here out of Hearn’s mouth, the potential struggle was dealt a harsh blow. The BBBofC, which have closing say over boxing occasions occurring in the UK, rejected Benn’s utility to struggle Eubank within the UK.
The board really feel any athlete who has failed a medicine take a look at must undergo an investigation with the correct authorities and that hasn’t occurred… sadly it has been delayed, not by the Boxing Board of Management or UKAD, however by different events. With regard to Mr. Benn boxing on this nation, we’ve got had an utility for him to field on this nation, that has been refused. They’ll put out what they need finally, however they have not been by the correct authorities and as I stated earlier than we’re actually eager to get this carried out proper from the start.
A British boxing struggle of this caliber, with the unhealthy blood between the 2, actually deserves to be held of their nation. Sadly, till the governing physique approves it, it merely will not occur.
Many large boxing occasions have been held within the Center East as of late. That may very well be the place Hearn takes Benn and Eubank subsequent.