January 27, 2023

‘Too little, too late’: Chris Eubank Jr calls on Conor Benn to apologize to fans as he says his reputation is forever tarnished after the revelation of a failed drug test on the eve of their highly anticipated fight in October

Chris Eubank Jr. has aimed at Conor Benn and declares that his claims of innocence are meaningless in the eyes of the public.

Eubank Jr. and Benn were about to rekindle a decades-old family feud when they were due to enter the ring in October for a highly anticipated match.

However, on the eve of the fight, it was revealed by Sportsmail that Benn had twice tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene in the run-up to the fight.

Chris Eubank Jr told Conor Benn to acknowledge what he did as public perception will not change

Despite initial efforts that week for the fight to take place, it was canceled in disgrace as Benn and his team pledged to clear his name.

In a lengthy social media post last week, Benn claimed his “team has proven my innocence and the truth will soon come out.”

Eubank Jr. responded to the post, after receiving a huge amount of correspondence regarding Benn and whether or not the fight will take place, he posted a video to Instagram calling out his boxing foe — essentially telling him to acknowledge what he did.

Conor Benn tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene twice leading up to the fight

Conor Benn tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene twice leading up to the fight

Eubank Jr said it had been 'too long' since the fight was stopped to declare his innocence now

Eubank Jr said it had been ‘too long’ since the fight was stopped to declare his innocence now

He urged his old foe to apologize to the public for his role in the battle

He urged his old foe to apologize to the public for his role in the battle

‘In the end it’s been too long. After three months of radio silence, sorry but nothing you can say or do will change public opinion,” he said on Instagram.

“You’ve been caught twice with illegal substances in your system and that’s it. It doesn’t matter how many lawyers and scientists and how many essay pages your people send to the boxing board to prove you’re innocent, or [claiming] contagion, or whatever you want to bring up.

‘It’s just not going to happen. It’s too little, too late. If your team had proven your innocence, it would have been eliminated by now. People who are innocent do not go into hiding for three months.

An apology is all you have to give to the fans. Not even for me, I’ll be fine. The people who bought tickets, traveled, paid money and were abandoned deserve an apology. Not, “Oh, I’m going to prove my innocence after failing two drug tests.”

Eubank Jr. further claimed that the only way he could prove his innocence – and seemingly clear his name in the public eye – was to post a video of him being injected with “syringes” by a group of “males.”

Benn released a lengthy statement on Instagram last week claiming his innocence had been proven

Benn released a lengthy statement on Instagram last week claiming his innocence had been proven

Benn released a lengthy statement on Instagram last week claiming his innocence had been proven

Benn released a lengthy statement on Instagram last week claiming his innocence had been proven

“The only possible way you can prove your innocence is if there’s a video and you’re pinned down by multiple men getting stabbed in the ass with some kind of syringe, while you kick and scream and cry,” he said.

“That’s the only thing that can get you out of this situation, get you off the hook, get people to believe in you. Nothing else will make it, you’ll have to be the bad guy now.’

He added: “You will have to accept being booed the arena and cheated on a daily basis. You have to accept and embrace it. You’re still going to make money and people will still see you fight.

“You just don’t become ‘The Golden Child’ that you were built to be and that’s okay.” Not everyone can be the good guy, I learned that very early in my career.

“Will the fight ever happen? It is likely. In a year, two years, in 10 years. In the end we will fight, but the most important thing is that you give up, pull yourself together and do the right thing.”

Benn is currently subject to two parallel investigations: one by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) and one by the WBC. The latter has no track record on such matters, though their verdict is imminent.

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