Fight Eubank – Benn finally thwarted: a statement from the organizers


British megafight between middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) and welterweight Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs), which was to be held on October 8 in London (England) in the contractual weight limit up to 61.2 kg, finally cancelled.

Recall that the day before it became known about Benn’s positive doping test for the prohibited substance clomiphene, after which the British Boxing Control Board banned the fight, despite the fact that Eubank was still ready to enter the ring.

Show organizers from Matchroom and Wasserman Boxing released an official statement:

“After consultations with various parties, we have decided to postpone the bout between Chris Eubank and Conor Benn.

It cannot be denied that the Council’s decision was procedurally flawed and without due process of law. This remains a legal matter between the promoters and the Board, which we intend to resolve.

…As promoters, we take our obligations and responsibilities very seriously and a full investigation must now be carried out. We will not be commenting further at this time, and updates on refunds to ticket holders will be made public at a later date.”

Earlier, Eddie Hearn spoke in detail about the situation with the Benn-Eubank fight.

Fight Eubank - Benn finally thwarted: a statement from the organizers