Chris Eubank Jr to Conor Benn: “An apology is all you need to give”
By Barry Holbrook: Chris Eubank Jr took to social media to send a message to Conor Benn, saying that he needs to apologize to the fans after his two positive tests for the banned substance clomifene.
It doesn’t appear that Benn is planning on apologizing to anyone for his positive tests, and he’ll likely continue to attempt to prove his innocence until the bitter end.
Eubank Jr says that the 26-year-old Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) can’t change public opinion after three months of being in hiding after testing positive for clomifene, which wiped out the October 8th mega-fight that the boxing world had looked forward to between the two.
Benn has stubbornly insisted on his innocence, saying his team will prove it. It’s an uphill battle for Benn and his team, as it’s not just one positive test; it’s two for the same substance.
Conor’s promoter Eddie Hearn has talked of contamination being the cause for the positive tests, but what makes that difficult for boxing fans to believe is that it was two separate tests spread months apart, not one.
Some people would argue that with all the time and money Benn is pouring into trying to prove his innocence, he might be better off accepting responsibility, as Eubank Jr feels he should. At least if Benn did that, the process wouldn’t be dragged out the way it is now, and
“It’s been too long. After three months of radio silence, sorry, but there’s nothing you can say or do will change public opinion,” said Chris Eubank Jr. on Twitter, sending a message to Conor Benn to take responsibility for his two failed tests and apologize to the fans.
My advice to @ConorNigel is simply be a man & take responsibility for your actions. Let’s hope he listens. pic.twitter.com/ACjjF55ygu
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) December 23, 2022
“An apology is all you need to give, to the fans,” Eubank Jr continued about Benn. “You got caught twice with illegal substances in your system.
“It doesn’t matter how many lawyers or scientists, how many pages, essays, your people will send to the boxing board, showing you’re innocent or contamination. Too little too late.
“If your team had proved your innocence, it would have been put out there by now, people who are innocent don’t go into hiding for three months. You’re going to have to be the bad guy now.
“You’re going to have to accept being booed into arenas; you’re going to have to accept being trolled on a daily basis,” said Eubank Jr to Conor Benn.
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