Gareth A Davies has weighed in with further comments regarding the fallout from Conor Benn’s failed drug test last week – describing the situation as a “mess.”
Speaking to IFL TV, Davies did however state that he hoped that lessons could be learned from the handling of the debacle for the better of the sport as a whole.
‘It’s a right royal mess. It’s a right royal mess for the event last week and it’s a right royal mess because everybody now thinks there’s weird goings on in boxing.”
“That’s where we’re at with it. We need transparency and hopefully this changes the whole way that information is relayed and made public around situations like this.”
Benn’s failed drug test is still a red hot topic of conversation in the sport, with promoters Eddie Hearn and Kalle Sauerland, as well as the British Boxing Board of Control, all coming under criticism from certain quarters for their handling of situation.
Hearn and Benn received another whammy this week, when reports emerged that Benn allegedly failed another test earlier in his career, however, this has not been confirmed by anyone from Conor’s team
The boxing public awaits the return of Benn’s ‘B’ sample, however there is seldom a difference in result to the ‘A’ sample and even Hearn himself said there is likely to be the same adverse finding.
With an official investigation to be carried out over the next few weeks, Benn could be reportedly facing a ban of up to four years if he fails to adequately prove his innocence. However, Eddie Hearn believes people will change their mind when all the facts start to come out.