Benn fails drug test

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by themaster999, Oct 5, 2022.



What excuse will be used for the failed test??

Poll closed Oct 13, 2022.
  1. Kid Galahads brother spiked his protein shake

    5 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. Conor benn 'accidentally' took his sisters fertility pill, he thought it was a paracetamol

    31 vote(s)
    53.4%
  3. No case to answer. Completely reasonable to be seeing a testosterone specialist 4 hours away

    22 vote(s)
    37.9%
  1. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With all this nonsense I wonder how much self awareness there is amongst team Benn? Like do they know calling out everyone then fighting a fella in a Bingo hall and pretending you've smashed Vegas is off the scales mental. Or do they genuinely believe their own words?
     
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  2. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

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  3. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dunno, I would have agreed until the last day or two. Matchroom and Top Rank are doing a great job whipping this up to a frenzy, a lower-rent version of Froch-Groves. I assume it'll die down a wee bit before April which is a shame but I've seen a lot more people mention it than expected. One of my friends even went to the Edinburgh press conference.

    Getting the TalkSport audience interested is the right thing to do, especially with clips going viral after.
     
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  4. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Whether they show fake beef, genuine beef or corned beef, at the end of the day Jack Catterall is fighting and it is 99% likely to be a stinker.

    The first fight was shyte, the 2nd will be shyte and the rest of Catterall's career will be shyte.
     
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  5. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's the thing though. Most casuals watching this fight probably barely know who Catterall is, let alone seeing him fight the first time. They'll know of the "robbery" and the beef because it's been whipped up ever since.

    You're absolutely right btw, it'll likely put people off watching another fight. Still think it'll do OK though.
     
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  6. ash234

    ash234 Member Full Member

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    Good point. The hardcore boxing fans know Catterall is a tough watch but the hardcore are in the minority in what is a niche sport.

    One of my mates has never even watched the fight but still mentions how Catterall was ‘robbed’.
     
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  7. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You aren’t a huge JC fan then?
     
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  8. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good defensive skills but could make a glass eye sleep when in the ring.
     
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  9. carlingeight

    carlingeight Active Member Full Member

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    They're defo in 2 + 2 = 5 territory now. Hearn will of course know the whole thing is a farce, but it's hard to say with the rest of them. Benn does come across as very deluded so maybe he actually believes some of it.
     
  10. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yeah I agree.

    I think Eddie is just "the games the game"
     
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  11. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Gervonta Davis has put the offer Eddie offered him on Twitter.

    Benn said he'd turned down 25 mil but the offer was $10 mil plus extra from PPV which wouldn't have been massive numbers
     
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  12. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It was always likely to be this. You could see the verbal offer being something like "$10m plus upside to a maximum of $25m".
     
  13. like a boss

    like a boss Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm no Davis fan but a win over Benn would mean nothing to Davis or his standing. So it would only ever have been about money. When Hearn was sprouting $25 million he had Davis' attention but when Hearn put pen to paper it read $10 million plus, not $25 million, Davis' interest ceased.
     
  14. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I see Hearn is now telling the youtube parrots it was "8 figures" without an amount involved...
     
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  15. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Relationships are not my forte Full Member

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    It's amazing how his followers lap up everything he says. The Matchroom fans would definitely be the first to drink the poisoned kool aid if they joined a cult. The rest of us can see straight through his used car salesman approach.
     
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