EDDIE HEARN has claimed Conor Benn will be back “sooner than you think” – despite his multiple failed drug tests.
The welterweight prospect failed TWO drug tests in the build-up to his historic catchweight clash with Chris Eubank Jr in October, which was ultimately scrapped.
Conor Benn’s historic clash with Chris Eubank Jr fell through after he failed two drug tests
The WBC are expected to return a ruling on Benn’s positive tests for Clomiphene
But promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t anticipate the welterweight contender receiving a length ban
Trace amounts of the female fertility drug Clomiphene – which can raise testosterone levels in men – were twice discovered in Benn’s system.
The WBC are expected to return a verdict on their investigation by the end of the month.
And promoter Hearn believes the evidence provided will pave the way for The Destroyer to make a swift return to the ring.
He told iD Boxing: “I can’t wait because I think a lot of people will be surprised by what’s about to come out about Conor Benn.
“I think he’s going to be fighting sooner than you think.
“If he does receive a ban, which from the information that we have, I don’t think it’s necessarily it’s fair.
“But if it is, I don’t think it’s going to be a long ban at all.
“I don’t want to be too cocksure, but I think it’s going to be really interesting about what comes out here.
“I think there’s a very good chance that he won’t be receiving a ban.
“Again, I can’t say too much, but that information. This is an independent [investigation].
“This is a legal system that is being rolled through people with all the news and facts.
“In my opinion, from what I’ve seen, if there is a ban, it cannot be a sizable ban from the facts that will be produced.”
Benn, 26, has maintained his innocence from the get-go, insisting he never intentionally ingested the banned substance found in his system.
But his plea won’t stop him from receiving a ban from the WBC, who removed him from their rankings following his anti-doping infractions.
Hearn added: “Whatever that result is, is the result.
“He’s either going to be cleared to fight, or he’s going to receive a ban.
Conor Benn left crestfallen by the cancellation of his clash with Chris Eubank Jr
Benn has maintained his innocence from the get-go
“When that ban finishes, if that is the case, he will fight again, or if he’s cleared to fight immediately, he will fight again.
“He’s back in the gym.
“Mentally now, he needs to get his head in the game and prepare to resume his career at some point, which will be determined.”
A dark cloud will hang over Benn – the son of British boxing great Nigel – regardless of is he’s cleared of intentionally doping.
He told SunSport: “Trace amounts were found. The tiniest of traces. The only thing I can think of is contamination.
“I’ve not taken anything. I never have done, never would. It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my team stands for.
“Why would I take the biggest fight of my life, sign up to VADA — voluntary anti-doping — and then take this substance?
“If you Google this substance, it stays in your system for months. Do I look like an idiot?”
Frequently Asked Questions
How can a beginner start boxing at home?
Boxing has been around since ancient times. Boxing was originally developed during ancient times to train warriors to fight against enemies. Today, boxing is still widely practiced around the world. You don’t need to go to the gym to box. You only need a pair of gloves and some punching bags.
You can also find local amateur boxing clubs where you can join and get trained by professional coaches. Once you master basic punches & combinations, you will be ready for competition in tournaments.
What are the main types of boxing glove?
There are three types: mitts (fingerless mitts), full-fingerered gloves, and mitts (fingerless mitts). There is padding around the fingers of mitten gloves. Fingerless mitts have no padding around the knuckles but still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire hand.
Mittens can be used for hitting the fist with your fist. Fingerless mitt gloves, also known as fingerless mitts, are used to punch or strike with the index finger’s knuckle. For punching with one fist, full-fingerered boxing gloves can be used.
How to throw an emu jab
Follow this step-by-step guide to throw a jab.
- With both feet, move forward
- Elevate your arm over your shoulder.
- Keep your fist in front of your target.
- After hitting your target arm, lift your arm up.
- Repetition steps 1 through 4.
Where should I buy boxing equipment?
There are many online places where you can purchase boxing equipment. Amazon, eBay. Walmart. Target. and Sports Authority are just a few of the many places you can buy boxing equipment online. You might also consider discount stores such as Ross and TJ Maxx if you are looking for low-cost boxing gear.
Look into reputable brands like Warrior and Golden Glove if you are looking to buy quality boxing gear.
How do boxers train for beginners?
Boxing is one, if not the oldest, sport in existence. But boxing only recently became more popular. Boxing is a sport that involves two fighters fighting each other in a boxing ring. They punch each other until one fighter falls down.
It is important to decide if you like boxing before you can start training to become a fighter. You can also watch fights online to see how it feels like hitting someone. Once you decide whether you would enjoy being a boxer, you’ll need to choose which style of fighting you’d prefer.
- You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
How to learn to box to exercise
How to learn to box for exercise
Your goal in learning boxing is self-confidence and improvement of your physical fitness. Boxing has become a very popular sport. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
It’s a great way for you to feel fit and healthy. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.
There are many types of boxing training programs. Some programs are offered at local gyms and others at your home. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
When choosing a program, make sure that it meets your goals and fits into your lifestyle. The best programs include exercises designed to build muscle mass, increase flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, and enhance overall well-being.
It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Beginner’s classes usually teach basic techniques, such as sparring, mittwork, shadowboxing, and punching. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.
These programs are generally less expensive than $100 and last for eight weeks. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. Some programs offer resistance training (such lifting weights) as well as aerobic conditioning (such running).