EXCLUSIVE: Conor Benn FAILS a medicine take a look at, plunging Saturday night time’s enormous O2 Area combat with Chris Eubank Jnr into doubt, after he examined constructive for a banned girls’s infertility drug
- Conor Benn returned an adversarial discovering for clomifene at a current medicine take a look at
- Benn is preventing Chris Eubank Jnr in greatest night time of their careers on Saturday
- Each fighters are attributable to obtain seven-figure charges for the combat on the O2 Area
- Now the occasion is in disarray after Benn’s constructive take a look at, linked to a fertility drug
Sportsmail can completely reveal the 26-year-old was notified he had returned an adversarial discovering for the banned substance clomifene.
The substance, which is normally used to deal with infertility in girls however can enhance testosterone in males, is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company. It’s understood Benn’s take a look at was carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation.
It isn’t but clear whether or not Benn’s state of affairs will set off a cancellation of this weekend’s blockbuster with Eubank Jr, which falls virtually 30 years after the second of two iconic fights between their fathers, Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank.
Sources say Eubank Jr nonetheless needs the bout to go forward.
The British Boxing Board of Management, who’re overseeing the combat, and Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn have been contacted for remark.
Conor Benn, who is because of combat Chris Eubank Jnr this Saturday, has failed a medicine take a look at
Benn and his boxer father Nigel are pictured forward of the 26-year-old combat this weekend
In January, Benn, a welterweight on a rocketing trajectory owing to his good 21-0 report, was briefly faraway from the WBC world rankings for failing to enrol of their clean-athlete programme.
On the time he mentioned in an announcement: ‘The World Boxing Council (WBC) have briefly eliminated me from their January rankings and have requested to ensure that me to proceed being ranked below the WBC governing physique I have to formally enrol within the WBC Clear Boxing Program supported by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation).
‘I can affirm I’ve instructed my crew who are actually within the technique of enrolling me. I wished to handle this personally for the boxing group and my followers.
‘It is vital to me as knowledgeable athlete to enrol in a clear testing programme and play my half in maintaining our sport secure together with having my identify said in prime 5 positions throughout all governing our bodies.’
Benn is at present ranked fifth with the WBC and within the prime 5 with the opposite three main sanctioning our bodies.
Clomifene is listed on each WADA and VADA’s prohibited lists below ‘hormone and metabolic modulators’.
Benn is because of combat Eubank Jnr (left) in Saturday night time’s huge combat on the O2 Area in London
Saturday’s combat was attributable to fall virtually 30 years after the second of two iconic fights between their fathers, Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank (pictured)
Benn is pictured within the combat’s build-up, which is because of see him transfer up two weight lessons