Eddie Hearn has hit back at Simon Jordan over the businessman turned radio presenter’s criticism over his handling of Conor Benn’s failed drug test.
Hearn was described by Jordan as a “coward” on Talksport recently, and the Matchroom boss told Boxing Social he felt the comments were over the mark.
“I haven’t been invited to go on Simon Jordan’s show – I’m not saying I would go on the show.”
“I don’t really appreciate his comments, but he’s a guy who’s now paid to be controversial. I actually think he’s very good at his job in a lot of cases.”
“I don’t rule out going on with Simon Jordan at some point. Some of his comments were harsh, but that’s life.”
"Simon Jordan gets paid to be controversial… I don't appreciate his comments!" 😡@EddieHearn responds to @Sjopinion10 calling him a 'coward' surrounding the Conor Benn situation 👀
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— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) October 26, 2022
The saga regarding Benn’s adverse VADA test took another twist today, with the British Boxing Board of Control releasing a statement that Benn had voluntarily relinquished his licence with them and that the allegations of misconduct were upheld.
“By a notice dated 17th October 2022, Mr. Conor Benn was called by the Board of the BBBofC to attend a hearing to deal with allegations of misconduct pursuant to Rule 25.1.1. The hearing took place on 21st October 2022. On the morning of the hearing, Mr. Benn voluntarily relinquished his licence with the BBBofC.
In accordance with its Rules and Regulations, the Board determined the allegations following the hearing at which Mr. Benn was legally represented.
The allegations of misconduct against Mr. Benn were upheld.”
Benn took to Instagram today to refute the allegations of misconduct from the board as well as maintaining that he has always been a clean athlete.