CHRIS EUBANK JR vs Conor Benn is set to get bundled over the line by promoter Eddie Hearn.
The British Boxing Board of Control have refused to sanction the fight after 26-year-old Benn failed a VADA test for a testosterone booster.
Chris Euabnk Jr and Conor Benn’s fight looks set to go ahead again
But the under-pressure Matchroom boss is considering three foreign licences to get the show officiated at the O2 – including Malta or Luxembourg.
Malta sanctioned the Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetikin while David Haye’s 2012 win over Derek Chisora was given the green light by the board in Luxembourg.
Broadcasters DAZN suffered a huge financial hit when Canelo vs Gennady Golovkin bombed last month.
And the sports streaming app, which has lost around £4billion since its inception and failure to land UK Premier League rights, will be hurt drastically if forced to refund all of the subscribers and pay-per-view buyers who wanted to see this catchweight bout, before it was tainted.
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Hearn met with the BBBofC on Thursday morning and has threatened them with an injunction if they commit to their banning of the bout, under their banner.
But rival commissions will jump at the chance to get recognition and a hefty sanctioning fee, letting the show go ahead under a horrible cloud.
Just two days before the weigh-in it emerged Benn had failed a pre-fight drug test, which SunSport understands was taken on September 23.
He returned an adverse finding for clomifene, which is commonly used as medication to treat infertility in women who do not ovulate.
But it can also increase testosterone levels in men, which is why it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list.
SunSport also understands there could be an issue with a second test VADA took as part of the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program — but promoters Matchroom refused to comment.
Benn broke his silence to protest his innocence on Wednesday.
He said: “I’ve not committed any violations. I’ve not been suspended so as far as I’m concerned the fight is still going ahead.
“I’ve spoken to Chris personally and we both want the fight to go ahead.
“We’ve both taken medical and legal advice and as I said, we want the fight to go ahead for the fans.
“I’ve signed up to every voluntary anti-doping testing there is under the sun.
“Throughout my whole career I’m tested. All my UKAD tests have come back negative throughout my whole career.
“I’ve never had any issues before. Even in the lead up to this fight my test have come up negative.
“So my team will find out as to why there’s been an initial adverse finding in my test.
“But as I said, the fight is still going ahead. I’m a clean athlete and we’ll get to the bottom of this.”
But Benn’s claims of a conversation with his rival were shot down by Eubank Jr himself.
He told Matchroom Boxing: “There was no phone call. We haven’t spoken since this was announced.
“It’s a shame. But my promoters, his promoters, the boxing board of control, they’re going to sort it out.
“I’m ready, I’m clean, I’m 60 per cent. I’ve been tested my entire career for the last ten years. I’ve been tested more than I’ve ever been tested for a fight during this training camp.
“I have an app on my phone where I have to designate where I’m going to be every single day and I’ve been on that app for my entire career and I will be on it for the rest of my career.
“They can come and test me for blood and urine unannounced whenever they see fit and I’ve never failed a test. I’ve even been tested on holiday.
“I don’t condone failed tests.”
The catchweight clash of 157lb was set to take place almost 30 years after their dads’ famous rematch, which ended a draw.
Eubank had won the brutal original bout three years prior.
It sent up a next generation fight for their sons three decades later, set to bank the duo around £3.5million.
A press conference is expected at 4pm today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to throw a jab:
Follow this step-by-step guide to throw a jab.
- Move forward with both your feet.
- Lift your arm up above your shoulder.
- Place your fist on the target.
- After hitting your target arm, lift your arm up.
- Steps 1 through 4 can be repeated.
What are the differences between different types of boxing gloves
There are three main types in boxing gloves: mitts; fingerless mitts; and full-fingerered. Mitten gloves are padded around the knuckles. Fingerless mitts, which do not provide padding around the fingers but cover them, have no padding at the knuckles. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire of the hand.
Mittens are used for punching or hitting with the fist. Fingerless mitt gloves are used for punching or striking with the knuckle of the index finger. Full-fingered boxing gloves are used for punching with the whole fist.
How long does learning to box take?
Boxing is one the oldest forms of martial arts. China is where the first known boxing match took place in 2200 BC. Boxing has been practiced for thousands of years. Boxing is still very popular with celebrities and athletes. It takes around 10 months for a boxer to be proficient.
Because boxing involves so many movements, it is slow to learn. Each movement requires specific muscles to perform properly. This is why it takes time for these muscles to grow.
However, once you know how to move your entire body, you can then start any type of boxing technique. Over time, each technique will become more difficult.
How to defend yourself:
Protect your head when you are being attacked. The goal is to avoid getting punched. To avoid being punched, you must learn how to stop an incoming punch. Here’s what you need to do:
- Be tall and square your shoulders.
- Keep your elbows in line with your sides.
- Your forearm can block the punch coming from your opponent.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking the attacker until he runs away.
- Don’t give up on your defense.
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What is the average time it takes to learn boxing?
Learning boxing takes around 3 months. This includes learning basic skills like footwork and stance. It is important to remember that boxing does not just involve throwing punches. It is important to know how to dodge and block attacks.
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How to box effectively
Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. Each country has its own rules. There are generally three types of boxing: Amateur, Professional, and Olympic.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This type includes sparring sessions using padded gloves, but without protection. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. 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 types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is done at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. 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.
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Move your body
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches need more power than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. A straight punch, on the other hand requires less power and is quicker than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations of punches which work together to achieve a goal. One combination can have many parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.
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 should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. To avoid being kicked on his side, he will bend his knees if the attack is from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use the power of their hands to block any 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 who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes are often used for defense purposes.
Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. He can then gain distance from his opponent. In addition, when delivering a counter-attack, a boxer should keep his balance.
Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It is how he positions himself and where he faces the opponent. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the most common ones:
- A low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
The Body Movement
In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This requires changing your position, speed, and rhythm.
Boxers rotate their arms when they throw a punch. The rotation is done at different speeds depending on the type of punch.
The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A good combination starts with a strong punch and ends with a weak one.
Sparring is a training session that improves boxing skills. During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
You need to have patience and dedication in order to learn how boxing works. To be a better boxer you need to train hard.