Connor Bain will nonetheless combat Chris Eubanks Jr. on Saturday, in line with his promoter matchroom, regardless of Wednesday’s affirmation that Benn failed a random medicine take a look at for the banned substance clomiphene.
Ben has examined optimistic for the ladies’s fertility drug clomiphene, which reportedly can improve testosterone manufacturing when taken by males every day.
However, as they’re but to be banned by the authorities, Matchroom says Battle in O2 Area In London, England, will nonetheless go forward on Saturday.
“The B pattern is but to be examined, that means no rule violations have been confirmed,” Matchroom mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
“Certainly, Mr. Ben has not been charged with any rule violations, has not been suspended, and is free to combat.
“Mr. Bain has since handed a doping management take a look at carried out by the UK Anti-Doping Company, the anti-doping authority to whom the British Board of Boxing Management has handed over his doping management take a look at for boxing. Mr. Bain has handed all doping controls. Exams carried out by UKAD.
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“Each fighters have acquired medical and authorized recommendation, are conscious of all related data, and stay up for continuing with the bout this Saturday.”
Clomiphene is banned by the World Anti-Doping Company and Ben’s doping exams had been carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation (VADA), a corporation that gives anti-doping practices and packages in boxing and blended martial arts.
Because it stands, regardless of the controversy, in an extension of their father’s Nineteen Nineties rivalry, Ben and Eubanks will meet this yr for a £3.5 million purse at one of many greatest boxing occasions in the UK.
Nigel Benn and Chris Eubanks met twice for world titles in 1990 and 1993, two of the largest clashes of the last decade in British boxing.
The combat between his sons is about for a 157 pound restrict, ten kilos above the welterweight restrict at which 26-year-old Ben works. Eubanks Jr., 33, needed to drop three kilos beneath middleweight.