Chris Eubank Jnr vs Conor Benn will now not happen this Saturday (October 8)
AS anticipated, Saturday’s (October 8) struggle between Chris Eubank Jnr and Conor Benn is off, following information of an adversarial discovering on a Benn performance-enhancing drug check and the British Boxing Board of Management’s choice to “prohibit” the bout consequently.
An announcement issued by Matchroom Boxing at 4pm this afternoon defined: “After discussions with numerous events, we’ve taken the choice to formally postpone the bout between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn.
“It’s simple that the British Boxing Board of Management’s choice to withdraw their sanctioning was procedurally flawed and with out due course of. That continues to be a authorized challenge between the promoters and the Board which we intend to pursue.
“Nevertheless, while there are authorized routes to facilitate the struggle happening as deliberate, we don’t consider that it’s within the fighters’ pursuits for these to be pursued at such a late stage, or within the wider pursuits of the game. As promoters, we take our obligations and duties very critically, and a full investigation will now must happen. We might be making no additional remark right now and information for ticket holder refunds will comply with.”