“Really Bad for Boxing”: Conor Benn’s Fight Announcement Amid Ongoing Doping Test Fiasco Does Not Sit Well With the Fans

Published 09/20/2023, 3:03 PM EDT

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Conor Benn will once again enter the ring with all his might in a bid to rebuild his boxing career. One of the biggest undertakings of his career, Chris Eubank Jr., collapsed right before its scheduled date. The devastating collapse was all thanks to the fighter testing positive twice on a drug test.

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The clash between the two, fueled by their long-standing family rivalry, was one that the boxing world eagerly awaited. However, when it fell apart, and Benn faced a suspension from entering the boxing ring, uncertainty loomed over his future. The fighter was, however, cleared of his doping charges after a year-long hearing. Now he had the opportunity to resume his journey in the boxing world. Moreover, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, secured him a fight much sooner than expected. Nevertheless, with the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) still harboring doubts about his innocence, fans have questioned the ethical justification of his upcoming bout.

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Conor Benn will soon get his fight, this time against Mexican super-welterweight Rodolfo ‘Sinaloita’ Orozco. His opponent, Orozco, comes with an impressive record of 32 wins, 24 through knockouts. The fight will take place on the 23rd of September in Orlando, Florida. The fight will be on the undercard for Richardson Hitchins vs. Jose Zepeda.

Still fresh from his lethal victory against Elian Trejo Juarez through a fourth-round stoppage, the fighter is an ideal stepping stone for Benn to revamp everything he had lost in the ring. However, as the WBC cleared the fighter of his drug test results, the UKAD reinstated its doubts about him. But that has not stopped the fighter from furthering his boxing prospects. And fans seem to be fixated on this premise ahead of his fight night.

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The WBC announced its belief that ‘The Destroyer’ was innocent. It suggested that the elevated ‘clomifene’ levels were due to excessive egg consumption. One user mocked this statement.

Another user echoed the majority sentiment of not being okay with the fight whilst his case with the UKAD continues.

A fan sent a sense of concern through the boxing realm. Wondering what effects this bout would have on the legacy of the sport.

Eddie Hearn left no stone unturned in getting this fight on the road. A user called out the promoter for his seemingly unethical obligations.

Earlier, the promoter had also stated that his team is looking at all possible avenues to get the fighter in the ring by September. One such effort includes exploring the United States as a location for the fight, given that his doping case remains active in the UK. A user took jabs at this premise.

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It will be further interesting to witness how the world reacts to such a matchup. In such volatile discussions, it begs fighters to wonder how much of their ethics are an integral part of how they conduct themselves in this business. Benn’s case mirrors the dilemma of such a nature.

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Meanwhile, what do you think of Conor Benn’s upcoming fight? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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Mohammed Shafiulla is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports , who has ample experience in the field of Journalism. He is extremely passionate about the combat sport and believes in infusing life into his work. Through the medium of Sports, he wishes to touch upon discourses that often go unnoticed.
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