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Conor Benn could fight Manny Pacquiao in stunning comeback after failed drug tests and cancelled Chris Eubank Jr bout

, Conor Benn could fight Manny Pacquiao in stunning comeback after failed drug tests and cancelled Chris Eubank Jr bout

CONOR BENN could make his boxing return in an Abu Dhabi spectacular against ring legend Manny Pacquiao.

The 26-year-old welterweight had his October catchweight clash at the O2 with Chris Eubank Jr cancelled by the British Boxing Board of Control after traces of the banned substance clomifene was found in two of his VADA samples.

Conor Benn could make his return to the ring after his fight with Chris Eubank Jr was cancelled

The fight with Eubank Jr was cancelled after traces of the banned substance clomifene were found in two of his drug tests

, Conor Benn could fight Manny Pacquiao in stunning comeback after failed drug tests and cancelled Chris Eubank Jr bout
He could fight iconic Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao

The son of British legend Nigel insists he is close to clearing his name with the WBC – who decided against taking any action against the July and September red flags.

But he has ripped up his BBBofC licence –  after passing two UKAD tests in the build-up and being stunned that the Board chose to overlook their results and investigate those from an agency they do not usually recognise – so is set to fight abroad.

Eubank Jr appeared to rush into Saturday night’s high-risk-low-reward middleweight war with Liam Smith, assuming the Benn fight would always be there, whatever the result.

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But the violent fourth-round stoppage Smith inflicted on Eubank Jr – and a mega-money offer from the Middle East – could offer Benn a very different route back into the sport, against the 44-year-old former eight-weight champion.

Iconic Filipino PacMan put his political career on hold and followed old rival Floyd Mayweather onto the exhibition circuit in December, with an unlicensed six-rounder in South Korea against celebrity boxing debutant DK Yoo.

The magnificent southpaw has 72 real fights on his record and world titles from flyweight up to super-welterweight.

And he still took younger and bigger welterweight Yordenis Ugas the distance when they met in Pacquiao’s last serious bout, in an August 2021 world title clash he lost on points.

By contrast, Benn is just 21-0 and 18 years younger and has yet to win a domestic or world title.


But Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced a mega-money partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism last year.

And he is eager to host major crossover events that appeal to different generations as well as demographics.

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SunSport understands Benn remains very open to the Eubank Jr clash taking place.

But he believes his potential exoneration with the WBC – and Eubank Jr’s need to rebuild – puts him back in a position of power way above his rival.

In the build-up to the Smith defeat – that left Jr with what looked like a broken cheekbone – Eubank insisted the Benn battle would be rearranged but the weight category and purse percentages swapping into his favour.

But Benn, who has had almost four months to explore alternative career plans while fighting his case, has never been under a ban and now feels like he has bigger and better options to return with.

Hearn, who shows his fights on the streaming app DAZN, said: “ We’re waiting on a decision from the WBC.  

“The WBC confirmed that Conor Benn is cleared to fight. There’s still an ongoing process with the WBC. We just want that decision because Conor Benn can fight now.

, Conor Benn could fight Manny Pacquiao in stunning comeback after failed drug tests and cancelled Chris Eubank Jr bout
Eddie Hearn has said that Benn is able to fight

“He’s going to fight soon but publicly, we want him to be cleared. 

“We don’t want this to be hanging over him but also his career has to resume at some point. 

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“So, we’re looking at opponents for Conor Benn for late Spring and he still wants that Eubank fight, Manny Pacquiao.

“Hopefully, we’ll get that decision soon, but he’s confirmed that he’s cleared to fight. We’d like that public announcement regarding the findings.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I box without a partner?

If you are looking to box with a partner but don’t want to train, you can just watch the professional boxing matches on TV. You can also find an amateur boxing gym near you. Regular training sessions are a common feature of amateur boxing clubs. These sessions typically involve sparring partners, who often hit pads together.

Boxing can also be practiced using punching bags. Just make sure that you’re wearing protective gear such as boxing gloves before hitting the bag.

How to throw an emu jab

Here’s a step-by, easy guide on how to throw a jab.

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  1. With both feet, move forward
  2. Move your arm to the top of your shoulder.
  3. Your target is at your feet.
  4. Swing your arm back upwards after hitting your target.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4.

How can my punching form be improved?

Boxing is all in the form of punching. If you want to be a better boxer, you must master punch technique. These are some tips that will help you improve your punching technique.

  • Keep your head high. While throwing punches, keep your head up.
  • Punch from the shoulder. When you throw a punch, try to hit the target from the shoulder instead of the chin.
  • Focus on your feet. Keep your feet still when you are punching.
  • Throw short, quick punches. You will feel tired quicker if you throw longer punches.
  • Don’t forget about defense! Always be ready to stop any incoming punches.
  • Use your elbows. The best way to defend your self is with your elbows.
  • Use your legs. You can avoid being knocked to the ground if you learn how to properly use your legs.
  • Practice every day. Even though you may feel tired after training, keep going. To be a good coach, you need to practice.
  • Have fun! Have fun doing what you do.
  • Breathe. Proper breathing will improve your strength and energy.
  • Relax. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes. Just focus on learning new things.
  • Be patient. Boxing can be difficult. You will need to practice your boxing skills over time.
  • Never stop learning. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
  • Music is a great way to relax. Music can be a great way to relax and concentrate while training.
  • Watch videos of professional boxers. The fights can inspire you and motivate you to work harder.
  • Read books. Reading helps you better understand boxing techniques.
  • Take breaks. Sometimes, it is helpful to take a break from boxing. Go outside to play soccer or basketball.
  • Find a coach. Having a coach who knows boxing well can help you improve faster.
  • Do push-ups. Push-ups can be a great way to increase strength and endurance.


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How to setup a Boxing Gym at my House

How to setup a boxing gym is a common question asked every day by people who want to start their own business. Many people want to know how much they should spend on equipment and what size space is required. How many employees are needed? The cost of starting a business can be affected by many factors. Some of them include location, type of business, number of employees, marketing budget, competition etc. However, most people neglect the importance of quality equipment. You cannot start if there isn’t the equipment. These are some great tips for starting a home boxing club.

  1. You need to have somewhere you can train. A garage, basement, spare room or even the living room would work just fine. Only one thing is required: there must be enough room to install the equipment.
  2. A punching bag (or more) is essential. This is vital because you won’t have the ability to practice punches without it. It can be anything from a cheap plastic bag to a heavy leather bag. Make sure that it is big enough to fit you comfortably. Make sure it’s durable and sturdy so you can use it over the years.
  3. You will need a mat. Matting is used to protect floors or walls while practicing kicks. Matting is typically made from foam rubber. These products can be ordered online or offline.
  4. You need a bench. Bench is used to support your body while doing pushups. These benches can be bought online and in physical stores. But make sure to choose the right size.
  5. You need a speedbag. Speedbags allow you to make quick hand movements. They can be purchased from online or offline stores. It is important to ensure that you purchase a product of high quality and lasting value.
  6. A headgear will be necessary. You need a headgear to protect your head while sparring. It can be bought online or in-store. Be sure to find the perfect fit and protect your face.
  7. Gloves are essential. Gloves are used to protect your hands during sparring sessions. These gloves are available online and in offline shops. Choose a pair that suits your needs and style.
  8. You need a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are used for protecting your teeth during sparring sessions. These can be purchased online or in-store. You should choose the pair that best suits you and your needs.
  9. You will need a ring. Rings are used to simulate real fights. You can buy them online or offline. It should have padding on both sides, so you don’t get hurt during sparring.
  10. You will need a towel. Towels are used to wipe sweat off after each workout session. These towels can be bought at your local sporting goods store, or online. They should be soft and absorbent.



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