By Barry Holbrook: Conor Benn spoke up at present on social media, thanking God for “science” and saying that “proof doesn’t lie.” All this with out Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) nonetheless not having been cleared of his two optimistic exams for the banned drug clomifene.
In response to Benn’s put up, Chris Eubank Jr remarked that it was “science” that found Conor’s two optimistic exams for medication. Eubank Jr says that if not for science, he would have fought the “Hulk” final October.
What’s fascinating is that WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman says Benn is free to battle, and he’s not suspended. Nevertheless, with Benn, 26, having given up his boxing license within the UK, it could put him in a state of affairs the place he would wish to battle exterior of the nation.
If Benn fights within the U.S, he received’t draw flies as a result of he’s not a family title within the States, and the one method he would entice a big crowd is that if he fought a well-liked welterweight like Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford, Jaron Ennis or Vergil Ortiz Jr. On condition that Benn is a greenhorn missing in expertise, he isn’t prepared for these sorts of fighters.
“Effectively, if Eddie is saying that, he should know one thing that we don’t as a result of clearly, we haven’t had any updates about what’s occurring with Conor Benn within the state of affairs. It’s additionally gone quiet,” mentioned Spence Oliver to iFL TV when informed that Eddie Hearn says that Conor Benn will certainly battle in 2023. They’re opponents like Chris Eubank Jr, Manny Pacquiao, and Kell Brook
I’m fairly positive it was science that detected the unlawful substances in your system on two separate events Conor. So sure completely thank god for science… in any other case I might of been combating the hulk a couple of months in the past!! pic.twitter.com/Pa7yArmdHC
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) January 16, 2023
For Benn to be so assured that his title goes to be cleared, he should have some robust proof of contamination performed with the testing by VADA.
“He mentioned earlier than Christmas that he’s confirmed his innocence and he’s going to go away and have a pleasant Christmas, and he was going to come back again and allow us to all know,” mentioned Oliver. “There’s nonetheless no phrase from Conor. Let’s see what occurs. Let’s see what comes out, however because it stands, he’s failed two exams.
“I don’t know the authorized facet of it. It’s tough for me to remark. Because it stands, he’s failed two exams. The place does he go from right here? I do know he relinquished his license. Let’s simply say he receives a six-month ban, and he serves that six months by means of the inactivity from the final battle.
“What does that imply? That he’s served his time, however he nonetheless hasn’t received his license right here [UK], does he? So the place does he go? Does he go field within the States or what?
“I actually don’t perceive, actually, as a result of I haven’t been following it an excessive amount of. All I do know, because it stands, is that he’s failed these exams, so let’s see what occurs. You may’t discuss him combating different fighters and speaking about Manny Pacquiao, Eubank Jr once more?
“How will you discuss that after we’re within the state of affairs that we’re in? Let’s get this all cleared up first, after which discuss Conor Benn and his comeback. However till then, I discover it tough to have the ability to discuss sure opponents.
“The opponents which were named, to be truthful, don’t actually make any sense, like Gervonta Davis. He’s a couple of weights decrease. Chris Eubank Jr goes to be doing his stuff and on the lookout for GGG or one thing after that, on the lookout for some sort of title shot.
“Manny Pacquiao is my age and is doing exhibitions now. I don’t know why that title has been thrown about. I don’t perceive about these names coming again. Let’s clear his title first and take it from there,” mentioned Oliver.