Conor Benn, who recently failed two voluntary drug tests, is set to return to the ring this weekend. The decision to book Benn for a fight while he remains ineligible to box in the UK has stirred controversy. Promoter Eddie Hearn, however, is standing by his decision and defending Benn's right to fight.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter behind Benn's upcoming fight, has spoken out to justify his controversial decision. According to Hearn, Benn's suspension was lifted in August, making him eligible to fight. He further revealed that the American Boxing Commission (ABC) sought confirmation from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) that Benn was no longer suspended before approving the fight.
In light of the scrutiny surrounding Benn's return, Hearn assured the public that Benn has undergone rigorous testing. This testing, according to Hearn, has resulted in Benn being cleared to fight. Hearn wants everyone to know that Benn's return to the ring is not a result of his eligibility in the UK, but rather due to a slot available on the show.
Eddie Hearn expects Benn's next fight to be held in the UK following this weekend's bout. With his suspension lifted and the controversy surrounding him, it will be interesting to see how Benn performs and what the future holds for him in the world of boxing.
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