Conor Benn vs Chris Eubank Jr CALLED OFF after failed drugs test just days before fight | The Sun

CONOR BENN'S fight with Chris Eubank Jr has now been officially called off by the British Boxing Board of Control over his failed drug test.

Saturday's fight for the ages has been scrapped by the board after Benn was found to have traces of a female fertility drug in his system.

The BBBoC stepped in and declared the scrap is prohibited under their sanctioning, despite BOTH fighters wanting to continue with the bout.

A BBBoC statement read: "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."

Just a day before the weigh in, it emerged Benn had failed a pre-fight drug test.

He returned an adverse finding for clomifene, which is commonly used as medication to treat infertility in women who do not ovulate.

But it can also increase testosterone levels in men, which is why it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list.

Both Benn's promoter Eddie Hearn and Eubank Jr's in Kalle Sauerland said the fight will still go ahead.

But now the BBBoC have stepped in, meaning the fight cannot go ahead under their ruling.

According to Gareth A Davies, organisers could look to have the bout licensed elsewhere like was the case in 2012 for David Haye and Derek Chisora.

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