ESPN: organizers intend to hold a fight with the participation of a failed doping test boxer Benn
MOSCOW, 6 Oct – The organizers of the boxing match between the British Conor Benn and Chris Eubank intend to fight, despite Benn’s positive doping test, according to ESPN.
The boxer’s positive test result for the banned substance clomiphene became known on Wednesday. The British Boxing Board of Control banned the fight, but promotional companies Matchroom Boxing and Wasserman Boxing intend to find a way out in order to hold the fight on Saturday, October 8th. It is noted that the anti-doping organization responsible specifically for the fight is VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency). The agency’s test showed the presence of a prohibited drug. However, the promotional company Matchroom Boxing says that the doping control conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) did not find any prohibited substances.
Benn is 26 years old. He is the holder of the continental title of the World Boxing Association (WBA). In his professional career, he had 21 fights and won 21 wins (14 by knockout). The 33-year-old Eubank has 32 wins (23 by knockout) and two losses.