‘What a s*** show!’: Fans left ‘gutted’ after Conor Benn’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr is called OFF following his positive drugs test in ‘shameful week for British boxing’
- Conor Benn’s grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr has been called off
- Benn tested positive for the banned substance clomifene ahead of the fight
- Fans believe the way the situation has been handled has been a ‘s*** show’
- Other supporters have said they’re ‘gutted’ by the decision to cancel the fight
- One supporter has claimed it has been a ‘shameful week for British boxing’
Boxing fans have reacted angrily after Conor Benn’s grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr was officially called off following the former’s positive test for the banned substance clomifene.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed Benn’s positive test on Wednesday, leading to the British Boxing Board of Control declaring that they would not sanction the fight.
The promoters of both fighters tried to keep the fight on, but when lawyers failed to obtain a High Court injunction on Thursday the fight was shelved. Fans have been reacting to the news on social media with a mixture of disappointment and anger.
Conor Benn’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr is off after he returned a positive drugs test
Eubank Jr was willing to go through with the fight but the bout has now been called off
One supporter has said they always had doubts about whether the fight would actually happen
One fan has said they are ‘gutted’ the fight is off, but labelled the situation a ‘s*** show’
A fan has said the Benn-Eubank Jr fight being cancelled has ruined their weekend
‘Never thought this fight would happen anyway. Men’s boxing is a joke we never see fights we wanna see ever!!!’ one fan wrote.
‘Gutted, what a s*** show they all knew about this 2 weeks ago ffs,’ another fan commented.
One fan simply added: ‘Weekend ruined’.
There has been plenty of uncertainty over the past 24 hours as to whether the fight would go ahead, with both boxers insisting that they still wanted to get in the ring.
Now that the fight is off, a number of fans have accepted that the right call has been made.
One supporter has accepted that the ‘correct decision’ has been made to call off the fight
Another agrees, but admits that it is still disappointing that the fight has been cancelled
This week has been labelled as a ‘shameful’ one for British boxing after Benn’s positive test
‘It’s literally the only correct decision, would have been a farce to let this fight happen!’ a fan wrote.
‘Right decision but pain,’ another supporter wrote.
The Benn-Eubank Jr fight has fallen by the wayside and it is not the only high-profile clash to go up in smoke this week, with Tyson Fury’s proposed ‘Battle of Britain’ against Anthony Joshua also off the table.
One fan summed up their thoughts on the current state of the sport.
‘Shameful week for British boxing,’ they wrote.
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