THE HIGHLY ANCTICPATED fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn has been thrown into disrepute after it was reported today that Benn has failed a drugs test ahead of the fight.
According to the Daily Mail Benn has been notified that he has returned and adverse finding for the banned substance 'clomifene'.
Clomifene is used to treat infertility in women, but also increases testosterone in men. The substance is banned by World Anti-Doping Agency. The outlet claims that Benn's drug test was taken by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
The fight that was meant take place this week at a sold out O2 Arena is now up in the air. The fight has not been called off yet, but it's not helped matters.
"Wasserman and Matchroom's joint statement today read: 'We have been made aware that a random anti-doping test for Conor Benn conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returned an adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug."
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'The B sample has yet to be tested, meaning that no rule violation has been confirmed. Indeed, Mr Benn has not been charged with any rule violation, he is not suspended, and he remains free to fight."
'Mr Benn has since passed a doping control test conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency, the anti-doping authority to which the British Board of Boxing Control has delegated its doping control testing for the bout. Mr Benn has passed all doping control tests conducted by UKAD."
The upcoming fight is being touted as one of the fights of the year due to what went on between both fighters' fathers in the 90's.
Chris Eubank Senior and Nigel Benn defined a generation of boxing with their two fights.
Chris Eubank Sr secured a memorable stoppage win over Nigel Benn to claim the WBO middleweight world title on a memorable evening in Birmingham back in 1990, with an Old Trafford rematch three years later finishing in an unsatisfactory draw.