Conor Benn’s most recent opponent has spoken out following his adverse test result ahead of his scheduled fight with Chris Eubank Jr – and is now questioning whether or not Benn was doping when they fought.
Chris Van Heerden, who lost via stoppage to ‘The Destroyer’ back in April, told Talksport Benn’s power was like nothing he had ever experienced in his career.
“I could not help but to raise the question and go, ‘Damn, was he clean when he fought me?’ It just raises that question because I fought Errol Spence and [Jaron] Ennis,”
“I’ve fought some big punchers and I’ve been hit a lot. When I say that, I’ve been hit clean and I’ve never been dropped. Never in my whole career, not even by Spence.”
“Here comes Conor Benn and he hits me with one shot in round two and it buzzes me and I’m out of it. I still could not get my head around it. I was never supposed to go down, but I did, and I was out of it and in boxing it’s one punch.”
“I’m not a sore loser but I’m fair enough. I cannot help to question, and I got a little upset though.”
The fight between Benn and Eubank Jr was officially postponed after news broke of an adverse finding in a VADA test submitted by Benn.
Although Eubank Jr and his team expressed a desire for the fight to go ahead, the British Boxing Board of Control put out a statement saying they would not be sanctioning the contest which left no other option other than cancelling the bout.