Recent Matchroom signing, Sunny Edwards, has weighed in on Conor Benn’s doping case – and his words are unlikely to go down too well with his new promoter.
Eddie Hearn announced last month that IBF world flyweight champion Edwards was one of the latest recruits to his stable, and that he would be looking to land a big money unification in 2023.
And Edwards, never one to be afraid of ruffling a few feathers, has clearly not let these potentially lucrative plans get in the way of him airing an honest opinion, as a Twitter post on Benn – also represented by Hearn – proved.
“I think Conor Benn is one of the most obvious cases I’ve seen. Haven’t got to be a body language or non verbal expert to tell he’s been lying every time he’s been in front of camera since getting caught.”
“Walking round ringside of an AJ fight with multiple security wearing a vest gave me the ick also.”
I think Conor Benn is one of the most obvious cases I’ve seen. Haven’t got to be a body language or non verbal expert to tell he’s been lying every time he’s been in front of camera since getting caught. Walking round ringside of an AJ fight with multiple security wearing a vest… https://t.co/jYtpLP1qr0
— Really Not Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) May 3, 2023
The comments are of polar opposite to Hearn’s, who has stuck by Benn and hasn’t been shy in saying that he believes the fighter is innocent.
More than six months on from ‘The Destroyer’s failed drugs test ahead of a fight with Chris Eubank Jr, there appears to be less clarity than ever on his future.
There had been reports the grudge match with Eubank Jr was being revisited for this June, however Benn being issued a suspension by UKAD seemed to stigfle these and it was announced shortly after that ‘Next Gen’ would be rematching Liam Smith.
Hearn has insisted Benn is still free to fight on international territories, however UKAD’s affiliation to the WADA code is seemingly contradictory to this claim.