Eddie Hearn has laid into the British Boxing Board of Control this week, claiming the organisation have got “too much to say” regarding Conor Benn’s drug case.
Hearn’s comments came in response to criticism of team Benn from board secretary Robert Smith, who claimed the young welterweight’s team had not been forthcoming when asked for information to help advance proceedings with the case.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, Hearn also went on to reveal just how much the saga had cost them.
“The British Boxing Board of Control have got too much to say”
“Who got all the blame for the Conor Benn situation? Me. Why is no one saying to the British Boxing Board of Control – why did it take you five weeks to decide not to sanction this fight?”
“The board had all the test results the same time as us. The first thing you do is give it to the governing body and you say “you need to deal with this.” ”
“Five weeks they sat on that.”
“If you’d made a decision sooner, we wouldn’t have got the blame and lost a million quid waiting.”
Benn does not currently hold a BBBofC license, however Hearn admitted the team would soon “make a move” towards getting the 25 year old back in the ring.
The WBC are expected to rule in Benn’s favour with regards to the two adverse VADA tests he returned last year, which would mean he would be reinstated to their rankings and would be permitted to fight for WBC titles.
There are rumours are spring return date is being eyed up for ‘The Destroyer’ although it remains unclear whether this will take place in the UK or on one of Matchroom’s international cards.
Hearn has linked Benn to fights with the likes of Chris Eubank Jr, Kell Brook and even Manny Pacquiao.