Health & Fit: Conor Benn fails drug test days before Chris Eubank Jr showdown

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Conor Benn has reportedly failed a drugs test ahead of his showdown against Chris Eubank Jr.

The 26-year-old has been notified he has returned and adverse finding for the banned substance clomifene, according to the Daily Mail.

Saturday’s showdown at the sold-out O2 Arena comes almost 30 years after the second fight between their two iconic fathers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Snr.

Eubank Jr is reportedly still eager for the bout to go ahead but the development will surely plunge the fight in doubt just days before the opening bell.

Clomifene usually used to treat infertility in women but can increase testosterone in men. It is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

Benn and Eubank Jr were scheduled to come face-to-face at a final press conference on Thursday before the weigh-in on Friday afternoon. have contacted Benn’s promotion company Matchroom Boxing for comment.

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