Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted that Conor Benn is not in a good place following the cancellation of his fight with Chris Eubank Jr as a consequence for his positive VADA drugs test.
As concern for men’s mental health is ever growing, Eddie Hearn has questioned why ‘no one cares’ about Conor Benn, who continues to receive heaps of criticism for his failed doping test. Hearn told iFL TV that Benn is ‘a broken man’ following his stint in the headlines as well as now potentially having to carry the ‘drugs cheat’ tag for the rest of his career – however that may look.
“He’s not OK, but no one cares. I’ll be honest, he is absolutely a broken man, a broken man. Everyone goes ‘well that’s tough isn’t it’ and yeah unfortunately it is tough luck, but if you cheated you deserve it, if you didn’t you don’t deserve it.”
“I said to him, ‘whichever way you look at it, it’s in your system, so we’ve got to deal with it’. I think sometimes you’ve just got to think, what if he is innocent in this.”
A number of theories are being thrown around to try and understand how Clomifene, a female fertility drug, could possibly have got into Benn’s system without him knowing, with the increased consumption of eggs being one. That line in itself tells a story of the curious Conor Benn saga. However, for now, the boxing world must wait for more evidence to be unveiled – and it’s understood Benn works in the background to gather it.