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Chris Eubank Jr tweets response to Conor Benn’s failed drugs test just days before all-British grudge fight

, Chris Eubank Jr tweets response to Conor Benn’s failed drugs test just days before all-British grudge fight

CHRIS EUBANK JR has tweeted his response after rival Conor Benn’s drug test controversy.

The pair, whose fathers had two wars in the 1990s, are due to continue the family feud in a 157lb catchweight clash on Saturday.

Chris Eubank Jr has confirmed that he is still happy to fight Conor Benn on Saturday

The Destroyer returned an adverse finding for the banned substance clomifene

But the sold out O2 and pay-per-view fight bout was dramatically thrown into doubt just days before the bell was due to sound.

It emerged earlier that Benn, 25, had returned an adverse finding in his pre-fight drug test.

Benn was told he had returned an adverse finding for the banned substance clomifene.

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The substance, which is usually used to treat infertility in women but can increase testosterone in men, is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

But Eubank Jr’s promoter Kalle Sauerland confirmed the star was still happy to fight – with the boxing then sharing a statement from Matchroom alongside a facepalm emoji.

Sauerland told TalkSPORT: “There has been a trace finding of a female fertility drug in a VADA test, which is seaware from the UKAD scheme.

“At the end of August and the start of September, when this test was done and it was relayed to us when the result came back.

“The board follows UKAD rules and the UKAD tests were negative. We took medical advice and although it is not a PED it can raise testosterone levels.

, Chris Eubank Jr tweets response to Conor Benn’s failed drugs test just days before all-British grudge fight

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“We discussed this with Chris and he was happy to continue and he spoke to Benn directly. They had a personal discussion and it’s a personal matter for Benn.”

Sauerland added: “I can confirm we and Chris want the bout to happen.

“There was a trace finding, the key is the UKAD findings and medical advice. The medical advice is the be-all-and-end-all.

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“The instant reaction is FIGHT OFF but then you look into what it is.

“You have to look at the scenario around it and the fact the other tests were not positive.”

Matchroom promoter Hearn has also released a statement confirming that the fight WILL STILL take place.

He released a statement which read: “We have been made aware that a random anti-doping test for Conor Benn conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returned an adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug.

“The B sample has yet to be tested, meaning that no rule violation has been confirmed.

“Indeed, Mr Benn has not been charged with any rule violation, he is not suspended, and he remains free to fight.

“Mr. Benn has since passed a doping control test conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency, the anti-doping authority to which the British Board of Boxing Control has delegated its doping control testing for the bout.

“Mr Benn has passed all doping control tests conducted by UKAD.

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“Both fighters have taken medical and legal advice, are aware of all relevant information, and wish to proceed with the bout this Saturday.”

Eubank Jr, 32, is preparing to fight at a career-lowest weight, following stints at 160lb at middleweight and even 168lb.

And anticipation is building on whether he would make the contracted limit, following posts dining out on fast food and puddings.

Benn was also preparing to fight 10lb above any of his 21 prior wins in the ring.

, Chris Eubank Jr tweets response to Conor Benn’s failed drugs test just days before all-British grudge fight
Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank had two epic wars in the 1990s

, Chris Eubank Jr tweets response to Conor Benn’s failed drugs test just days before all-British grudge fight
Now their two sons will collide at The O2 on Saturday over 30 years later

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How to box effectively

Boxing is a popular sport. Two opponents fight each other to the death. Boxing rules vary from one country or another. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.

Amateur boxing usually takes place at school, college and university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.

Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They are equipped with protective equipment including a mouthpiece and nose guard, shinguards as well as elbow pads, knee pads. Waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.

Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. International standards dictate that boxers must wear protective gear. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).

These are the basic skills required to box.

  • Techniques for punching
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • The body moves
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch is unique. Some punches need more power than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.

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There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. A combination may contain several parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does this by using his legs, arms, elbows, hands, knees and feet.


Boxers must use their legs to defend themselves against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. If the attack comes from the front, then he bends his knees to avoid being kicked on the side. If the attack comes from behind, however, he can stand straight up and block the kick by his foot.


Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.


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Boxers use the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. They then touch the attackers fist.


To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.


A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.


Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. How he defends his self will depend on how he stances. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. Boxers can take many different stances. These are the most popular:

  • Low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

Move your body

A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This involves changing positions, speed, rhythm and timing.

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A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.


Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.


Sparring is a form of boxing that aims to improve your skills. Sparring allows a boxer to improve his mental and physical skills. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.

In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.

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