Benn was standing on his toes trying to make himself taller.Haven't watched it yet nor do I have time to today but I assume it was a good one given the characters involved
That's some pretty emotional stuff on the part of Ubank Snr.
Eubank sr threatening to pull his son out of the fight.
A logical decision by the BBBofC and the only responsible one under the circumstances.Conor Benn v Chris Eubank Jr fight 'prohibited' by British Boxing Board of Control
EH is really having a good week isn't he.....
Yes, it does appear the BBBofC may have been somewhat complicit in the smokescreen but at least when things were made public they did act as the circuit breaker for the fight being cancelled. Or 'postponed' as the promotors are claiming. Sadly, their reward will probably be being sued.Yeah the statement is BS but the BBBC only withdrew sanctioning because the Daily Mail broke the story. @Dynamito has confirmed that the BBBC, like Matchroom Boxing and Wasserman, have known about this for weeks already, the cover up was well and truly on until the journalist let the cat out the bag.
I've watched a number of interviews with boxing people giving their opinions since the fight was postponed, of them all Dan Rafael's is the one I found most informative. He says that DAZN are the reason the fight was called off "100%" according to him. Now I want to know if DAZN knew weeks ago too, I wouldn't assume they did as they're just broadcasters but a definitive answer would be great
I think there was potentially weeks and weeks between the VADA test being conducted and the UKAD test. So even if the UKAD test did include testing for the fertility drug, it may not have been detectable again after weeks and weeks previously having only been seen as a trace.OK so I cannot readily recall who said what now as I've watched so many interviews today with different people but
1) It's possible (though I don't know) that this fertility drug isn't on UKAD's prohibition list just like the Saunders nasal spray wasn't either, if that's the case then no doubt they wouldn't have screened for it
2) Dan Rafael said that the urine sample was taken on September 1st, you're saying August 23 so maybe VADA took it in August and UKAD in Sep? Although I'm pretty sure DR was talking about VADA testing because he was making the point that by mid-September the results would have been in
I think the public outrage at Matchroom's behaviour in trying to continue with the fight will save the BBBC from being sued, filing against them would be a terrible miscalculation of the public mood, Barry surely can see this even if Eddie is too blinded with rage.