Warren on Eubank-Benn doping scandal – ‘Council did the right thing’


British promoter Frank Warren thanked the British Boxing Control Board for banning the fight between Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) due to a positive anti-doping test result for clomiphene in the first . The drug is banned in sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Both fighters still want the fight to happen, and Matchroom head Eddie Hearn, a fellow competitor of Warren’s, is exploring options to slip through and get it done.

“Two boxers are going to make a lot of money. They trained hard. Eubank takes the risk by saying he doesn’t care if Benn is doped or not. The promoter also wants everything to happen. But it’s not in their interest or in the interest of boxing.”
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In his opinion, the Council “has demonstrated an upholding of values, if in fact Benn has a positive result.”

When asked if he would refuse to fight in such a situation, Frank said: “Yes, I would refuse. If something goes wrong [в бою], then what to do with it? God forbid, if something goes wrong, how do you justify it? Obviously the Council is really concerned about this and I can understand where they are coming from. They applied the rules honestly.”

Eubank, openly, says so: “This is a mismatch and a public execution.” And promoter Hearn believes that Benn will win confidently.