The British Boxing Board of Control has said that the fight between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jnr on Saturday night cannot go ahead after Benn failed a drugs test.
Promoters Matchroom Boxing and Wasserman Boxing issued a joint statement on Wednesday saying Saturday’s fight would take place at London’s O2, despite Benn returning an “adverse analytical finding” of fertility drug residue.
However, the board’s statement said: “On the evening of 4th October 2022, the Board of the British Boxing Board of Control Limited resolved that the contest between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Conor Benn scheduled to take place on 8th October 2022 is prohibited as it is not in the interests of Boxing. That was communicated to the Boxers and Promoters involved on the morning of 5th October 2022”
It means potentially millions lost in revenue, venue sales and all the undercard gone due to the main fight not going ahead.
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