Chris Eubank Jr to be postponed. Following a Matchroom statement on Wednesday (October 5), both fighters were said to be keen on meeting in the ring before the fight was prohibited by the British Boxing Board of Control and finally postponed on Thursday.Benn, 26, has now offered an apology to fans while promising to clear his name, insisting that he is a clean athlete and is as shocked as anyone. READ MORE: Eddie Hearn vows to continue legal fight after Benn vs Eubank Jr postponement Benn said: "I am truly gutted that we are unable to make this fight happen on Saturday and I am sorry for everyone that has been affected by the postponement."I am still completely shocked and surprised by this and it has been a tough couple of days."My team and I will consider the next options, including rescheduling the fight."But my immediate focus in on clearing my name because I am a clean athlete."With the adverse finding appearing on a test done by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association and not by UK Anti-Doping who do doping control for the boxing authority, there were hopes from both sides that the bout would go ahead.
Benn's promoters Matchroom, as well as Wasserman who promote Eubank Jr, have said they will continue their legal battle involving the BBBoC in a joint statement.
It said: "After discussions with various parties, we have taken the decision to formally postpone the bout between Chris Eubank Jr.
and Conor Benn."It is undeniable that the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to withdraw their sanctioning was procedurally flawed and without due process.Read more on dailystar.co.uk