KELL BROOK has branded Conor Benn as “disgraceful” after the welterweight failed a drugs test ahead of his fight with Chris Eubank Jr.
Benn’s catchweight clash with rival Eubank Jr was axed when it was revealed traces of female fertility drug clomifene had been found in a test with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.
Kell Brook has given his verdict on Conor Benn
Benn’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr was axed after the former failed a drug test
The 26-year-old broke his silence on Wednesday, writing on social media: “I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn has also urged fans to give Benn time to clear his name.
But Brook, 36, has given a damning verdict on Benn after his failed test.
When asked about Benn, Brook told iFL TV: “Disgraceful. He’s turned the boxing world upside down. It brings a negative light on boxing.
“To see that happen with Conor Benn… He needs to explain how that’s ended up in his system, bottom line. We’re waiting for this statement.”
SunSport understands UK Anti-Doping will launch a formal probe into Benn’s failed test.
Brook, who retired in May after beating Amir Khan earlier in the year, also teased a potential bout with Eubank Jr.
The Sheffield star admitted a showdown with Eubank Jr, 33, “does excite” him, but he will only lace up his gloves again if a fight makes sense financially.
Brook said: “It’s a fight [that] does excite me, I won’t lie. If it makes business sense then who knows?
“But I’m not saying to you now ‘Eubank, be ready I’m coming for you’ – I’m not saying that, I’m saying who knows?
“If I’m starting to train again and I get that excitement where I want to come back then them fights are there.
“I left the sport on top, I left the sport the main man in the boxing world. [One of the best] we’ve got in Britain, so I demand what I deserve.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours do boxers train in a single day?
Boxing trainers often train at least 4 hours per day. They also spend time studying boxing techniques, learning new moves, and practicing their punches. Boxers can spar up to 10 times per week.
How do you practice boxing punches?
Boxing punches are practiced using a punching bag. Once you feel comfortable with the technique, you can punch the bag. Then, move to the next area. Once you feel at ease with one area you will move on.
What are the different types and uses of boxing gloves?
There are three main types of boxing gloves: mitts, fingerless mitts, and full-fingered gloves. Mitten gloves have padding at the knuckles. Fingerless mitts have no padding around the knuckles but still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding throughout the entire hand.
For punching with the fist, mittens can be used. Fingerless mitts gloves are designed for striking or punching with your index finger’s index finger. Boxing gloves for full-finger punching can be obtained with full-fingered hands.
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Here are some basic skills in boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. Two opponents fight each other to the death. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This type of boxing includes sparring sessions with padded gloves and without any protection. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. 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 protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is done at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. 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
- Body movement
- Spare parts
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require more strength than others. A strong uppercut for example requires a lot of force. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. One combination can have many parts. A combination may include multiple parts. For example, damage to the jaw of an opponent can be caused by a left hook and a right cross.
A boxer protects himself by using his body. He does this by using his legs, arms, elbows, hands, knees and feet.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. After receiving a kick, he will raise his leg and move away from the attacker. If the attack comes from the front, then he bends his knees to avoid being kicked on the side. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. You can either deliver an elbow strike directly, or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use their hands to block incoming blows. To do this, they raise their fists higher than their heads and move their arms in the direction that the attack is coming. Then, they touch the attacker’s hand.
Boxers should bend their knees when receiving blows to the abdomen, stomach, or chest. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.
When attacked, a boxer should step back and deliver counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Additionally, boxers need to maintain their balance when they counter-attack.
A boxer must have a stance in order to be effective at boxing. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It determines his position and the direction he will face. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Moving your body
In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.
A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. The rotation is done at different speeds depending on the type of punch.
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. During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. The goal of sparring is to learn to fight, and not to get hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and perseverance.