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Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr needed protecting in one of boxing's darkest weeks

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READ MORE: Chris Eubank Jr offers to pay for 'broken hearted' Conor Benn fan's tattoo to be removed However, throughout this debacle, the actions of some involved has brought the sport into disrepute.This fight was always about the names, rather than ever being a well-matched fight.

Some might question why it was ever considered at all as, without their respective surnames would a match of obvious weight discrepancies ever been considered?Barry Hearn said this week that when he looks in the mirror, he still thinks about what happened to Michael Watson following his fight with Chris Eubank in 1991. Was it the right decision to postpone the fight?

Give us your views in the comments section below Benn tested positive for a banned substance, but they still tried to plough on with a fight despite the obvious dangers involved and ironically the fathers each being both been involved in ring tragedies previously.The fallout of this debacle has just fuelled the fire for those who want boxing banned.

The coverage in the media over this week has been appalling for the sport.The fighters wanted to fight on as all fighters do, but they needed protecting from themselves.

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