‘God have mercy upon them’ – Chris Eubank Sr claims he knows who is responsible for Conor Benn’s failed drugs test

‘God have mercy upon them’ – Chris Eubank Sr claims he knows who is responsible for Conor Benn’s failed drugs test

CHRIS EUBANK SR claims he knows who was behind the positive drug test that blew his son’s showdown with Conor Benn.

Benn, the son of boxing legend Nigel, failed a doping test that scuppered a clash with 33-year-old Chris Eubank Jr.

Conor Benn failed a drug test earlier this month
Conor Benn failed a drug test earlier this monthCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
Chris Eubank Sr claims he knows who is responsible for the failed test
Chris Eubank Sr claims he knows who is responsible for the failed testCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

The welterweight tested positive for a testosterone booster, causing the bout at London’s O2 to be postponed.

Benn, who denies wrongdoing, could face a four-year ban if found guilty of committing a doping offence.

Eubank, 56, claims that he knows who was responsible for the positive test for banned clomifene, a drug normally used to treat infertility in women.

He told a crowd in the West Midlands: “I think I know, I have a good idea.

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“When Nigel finds out who tricked him and who has slurred his son, when he finds out who they are, I don’t want that man coming after me. But you don’t need to worry about me. You need to worry about Nigel Benn. God have mercy upon them.

“When he finds out who has perpetrated this against his son.”

Eubank added: “There’s an investigation now happening where those who perpetrated what they perpetrated will be brought into the light.”

The British Boxing Board of Control refused to sanction the multi-million-pound sell-out catchweight fight after the failed test was revealed, despite Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn trying to salvage the event.

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Former world middleweight and super-middleweight champion Benn, 58, insists his son is a clean fighter.

The pair were speaking on the first night of a tour recalling their famous 90s rivalry.

Benn told the audience at the Coventry Building Society Arena: “I guarantee you, if I thought my son ever took performance-enhancing drugs, I would hang him out to dry.”

He added: “I know my son. I would be the first person to throw him under the bus. I would say, ‘Son, I love you but you’re not doing it around me’.

“And I know my son, 100 per cent. I’ve watched my son cry in my arms. But you know what it is?

“He will get vindicated and I just pray the apology is as loud as the conviction.

“Everyone has found him guilty but I know my son, that’s all I can say.”

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The doomed bout was set to revive the rivalry between the older Benn and Eubank who twice faced each other for world titles in 1990 and 1993.

Benn Jr, 26, has vowed to clear his name, telling critics on social media: “I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect.”

The failed test saw a fight between Eubank Jr, left, and Benn, right, postponed
The failed test saw a fight between Eubank Jr, left, and Benn, right, postponedCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr fought twice in the 1990s
Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr fought twice in the 1990sCredit: Getty

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