Derek Chisora has pulled no punches in his assessment of the latest developments surrounding the Conor Benn situation.
Benn looks set to take on Chris Eubank Jr on June 3rd in Abu Dhabi, with reports suggesting an official announcement could be just days away.
Speaking to SecondsOut, Chisora scoffed at the idea, even going as far to say that Benn fighting outside of the UK “means he’s guilty.”
“I love Conor, he’s my little brother. But when they found the same s*** in an American fighter’s system, he got banned.”
“So why is it, whenever some athletes get caught, they get banned? It’s not fair on the sport.”
“I don’t cheat. I never cheated in my life. Know what I think? I think if you’re training in Eddie’s gym, you’re allowed to get away with that s***.”
“It’s not fair, he should just own up to it, eat his punishment and then fight in the United Kingdom. For him not to fight here, it just means he’s guilty.”
“It’s a simple fact.”
Eubank Jr had been expected to face Liam Smith for a second time next, with reports emerging a few weeks ago that he had activated the contractual rematch clause after being comprehensively stopped by Smith in January.
However, sixth months on from when Benn’s two failed VADA tests saw their original meeting scrapped, he now appears to be the strong frontrunner for ‘The Destroyer’s comeback bout.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that any fight between the pair would take place at the middleweight limit of 160lbs, as opposed to the controversial 157lbs catchweight that was in place first time around.