Kell Brook slams Conor Benn as DISGRACEFUL after failed drugs test and teases Chris Eubank Jr fight despite retirement

Kell Brook slams Conor Benn as DISGRACEFUL after failed drugs test and teases Chris Eubank Jr fight despite retirement

KELL BROOK has branded Conor Benn “disgraceful” after the welterweight failed a drugs test ahead of his fight with Chris Eubank Jr.

Benn’s catchweight clash with rival Eubank Jr was axed when it was revealed traces of female fertility drug clomifene had been found in a test with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.

Kell Brook has given his verdict on Conor Benn
Kell Brook has given his verdict on Conor BennCredit: Getty
Benn's fight with Chris Eubank Jr was axed after the former failed a drug test
Benn’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr was axed after the former failed a drug testCredit: PA

The 26-year-old broke his silence on Wednesday, writing on social media: “I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn has also urged fans to give Benn time to clear his name.

But Brook, 36, has given a damning verdict on Benn after his failed test.

When asked about Benn, Brook told iFL TV: “Disgraceful. He’s turned the boxing world upside down. It brings a negative light on boxing.

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“To see that happen with Conor Benn… He needs to explain how that’s ended up in his system, bottom line. We’re waiting for this statement.”

SunSport understands UK Anti-Doping will launch a formal probe into Benn’s failed test.

Brook, who retired in May after beating Amir Khan earlier in the year, also teased a potential bout with Eubank Jr.

The Sheffield star admitted a showdown with Eubank Jr, 33, “does excite” him, but he will only lace up his gloves again if a fight makes sense financially.

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Brook said: “It’s a fight [that] does excite me, I won’t lie. If it makes business sense then who knows?

“But I’m not saying to you now ‘Eubank, be ready I’m coming for you’ – I’m not saying that, I’m saying who knows?

“If I’m starting to train again and I get that excitement where I want to come back then them fights are there.

“I left the sport on top, I left the sport the main man in the boxing world. [One of the best] we’ve got in Britain, so I demand what I deserve.”

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