Carl Froch has given advice to Conor Benn regarding his ongoing doping scandal and his dispute with the British Boxing Board of Control.
The BBBofC prohibited Benn’s fight against Chris Eubank Jr last year in the wake of reports that he had tested positive for a banned substance.
Benn has since been in a battle to prove his innocence, with the WBC clearing him of wrongdoing but fans and the Board still requesting much more information in regards to the tests.
The undefeated welterweight, 26, recently appears on Talk TV with Piers Morgan, and revealed, amongst other things, that he would be suing the Board.
On his YouTube channel, Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ started by saying he felt for Benn and the personal revelations made in the interview.
“If I’m totally honest, I feel sorry for him, because he was talking about mental health and suicidal thoughts yesterday, and it got a little bit deep. That’s not nice, that’s not a good thing. So that just shows how badly this has impacted him.”
The Hall of Fame inductee then, however, looked at it from the British Boxing Board of Control’s perspective, ultimately siding with their judgement.
“The main thing that came out in the interview was the issue with the British Boxing Board of Control. He’s not licensed. He gave his license up when he failed a drugs test, and he says I don’t want to fight in Britain anymore I’m not interested.
And it’s transpired that he’s now suing the board … They’re there for the safety of the fighter. He failed two drugs tests, they stopped him from fighting Chris Eubank Jr. If they’d have let the fight go ahead, they would have been responsible if somebody was injured.”
Froch advised Benn to ‘show some respect’ to the Board, believing that his career will benefit from fights in Britain and advising him to get in front of them and make his case.
“Conor Benn suing them – I’m not so sure about it. In my opinion, maybe that shouldn’t be happening … I think he needs to fight in Britain, so he needs that license.”
“Conor Benn needs to show some respect for that governing body, sit in front of them and just take it on the chin. He needs to offer them some explanation.”
Benn was adamant that he doesn’t plan on fighting in the UK soon, and is expected to make his ring return later this year in the Middle East.