Chris Eubank Jr is not ready to forgive Conor Benn for his positive doping tests before their now-cancelled fight.
Ever since the decision was made in October – just days before the event was due to take place – Benn has maintained his innocence and has been attempting to prove this to the powers that be, namely the World Boxing Council and British Boxing Board of Control.
As he awaits a conclusion to at least one of the investigations into him, the undefeated welterweight took to social media to praise the science he believes will clear his name.
“Been through hell and back. Thank god for science. The evidence doesn’t lie. No holes in the truth.”
Eubank Jr caught wind of it and couldn’t help but reply, pointing out that science was what caught the banned substance in the first place.
“I’m pretty sure it was science that detected the illegal substances in your system on two separate occasions Conor. So yes absolutely thank god for science… otherwise I would of been fighting the hulk a few months ago!!”
If Benn’s looking for sympathy from amongst his peers, he’s unlikely to find any from Eubank’s camp.
The Brighton based fighter has moved on and is gearing up for another intriguing domestic clash – Liam Smith in Manchester.
Eubank enters the bout with typical confidence, and has said that he’s open to rearranging the Benn fight later in the year should the accused clear his name.
He’s adamant, though, that he holds all the cards this time around. Much was made of the 157lb catchweight agreed for the initial bout and how it was to Eubank’s disadvantage, and even dangerous.
The 33-year-old has said in no uncertain terms that there would be no such clause if they face in the future, and that Benn can come up in weight.