Conor Benn claims Chris Eubank Jr ‘kicked him when he down’ and lied in the aftermath of news that he had been found to have a banned substance in his system.
The pair were set to fight in a catchweight clash last October, taking the reins of a rivalry started by their fathers in the nineties.
It didn’t make it to the ring, as news broke on fight week that Benn had tested for Clomiphene in a Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency test. That was later revealed to be the second result of his containing the banned substance.
With no current suspension and a promotional team confident that he will be able to regain a British license, talk of the Eubank fight has come back around.
The 26-year-old told Boxing Social this time it’s personal.
“There’s a lot of demand for it. I think the difference now is it’s so personal between me and Chris. You never kick a man when he’s down, especially going through what I was going through, and then lying about the truth. It’s not the right thing to do.
There’s only one way to settle this, and that’s in front of 70, 75,000 people. And I get to do the honours. I’ll probably be doing everyone a favour to be honest.”
Benn didn’t elaborate, however he could be referring to the fact that he said he conversed with Eubank on the phone after the failed test news broke. Later the same day, Eubank refuted this, claiming the pair hadn’t spoken a word.
The Brighton man has continued to dig at Benn and his situation since, most recently saying ‘maybe the juice is still affecting his mental’ in response to a less than favourable fight review from Benn.
Eubank has been in the ring twice since the ill-fated bout, losing to Liam Smith by stoppage and then revitalising a career on the ropes by reversing that result in the rematch.