Chris Eubank Jr vs. Conor Benn is still up in the air – for now – despite the controversy surrounding Benn’s failed drug test.
News emerged on Wednesday that The Destroyer had failed a VADA test, as it emerged he tested positive for a banned substance in August, casting doubt on the 12-round clash, scheduled for Saturday.
However, although the British Boxing Board of Control banned the fight, it is still ongoing.
Eubank Jr and Benn took part in open workouts on Wednesday afternoon and said they wanted the fight to happen, and are now set to square off at Thursday’s press conference.
But it sparked outrage, with talkSPORT commentator Adam Catterall likening the situation to the ‘Wild West’.
Eubank promoter Kalle Sauerland says a decision on whether the fight will go ahead is expected on Thursday evening.
We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest news, views and announcements from both sides in our live blog below…
Eubank Jr Titles vs. Benn: