Benn failed to get clearance to fight Eubank Jr.

Conor Benn. Getty Images
Conor Benn. Getty Images

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) rejected the application Conor Benn sanction his fight with Chris Eubank Jr. in the UK, citing that his appeal of his case to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is still ongoing. Last year, two of Benn's samples tested positive for illegal drugs.

“The board believes that any athlete who fails a doping test should be investigated by the appropriate authorities, but this has not happened,” said Robert Smith, a spokesman for the BBBofC, in an interview with talkSPORT.

Therefore, if the Benn vs. Eubank Jr. fight takes place on February 3rd as previously scheduled, it will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Earlier, promoter Eddie Hearn said in an interview with Boxing Social that he expects to settle all agreements on the fight between Benn and Eubank Jr. this week so that their meeting could take place on February 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. According to Hearn, Benna was ready to sign a contract for this fight.