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)
  2. Conor benn 'accidentally' took his sisters fertility pill, he thought it was a paracetamol

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

    22 vote(s)
  1. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs All hail his excellency Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    He's a career retweeter
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  2. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    He doesn't even have the decency to do that most of the time though, that's the thing. A retweet at least gives credit. His MO is simple.

    Real journalist breaks story e.g. "Exclusive: Boxer comes in overweight in official weigh-in. Has 2 hours to cut weight or lose belt."

    Benson tweets 2 minutes later: "!! Reports that boxer is on verge of losing belt on scales. Needs to make weight in second weigh-in within two hours."

    That Benson tweet gets all the attention, replies, retweets, monetisation opportunities, etc.

    THEN - 10, 15, 20 minutes later - he replies to his own tweet saying "Originally reported by Dan Rafael / Riath al-Samarrai / Mike Coppinger" - without a link to the reporter's original tweet. He adds no original material of his own to justify what he does. (Though last night he didn't even credit Riath for breaking the story nearly two months ago, which is what I moaned about then.)

    The reporter themself gets nothing from his involvement - that is scumbag behaviour.
  3. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    That's the thing, he doesn't even reweet he just does a screen grab and crops
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  4. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    The BBC has a "football gossip" page which draws the ire of the papers. It gets huge traffic (which the BBC doesn't need) and people go there every morning for the transfer stories instead of going to the papers.

    BBC does link to the sources (because it was forced to by Ofcom) but of course the headline is the story in most cases. And it had to be told to stop keeping score of when the papers were wrong, because sneering at stolen content isn't a good look. They should bin it.
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  5. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony He`s a masterbaiter Full Member

    May 17, 2023
  6. like a boss

    like a boss Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    The UK press should be saying the exact same thing en mass but too many appear scared of possible repercussions.
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  7. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    Read that Conor Benn is busy preparing for his next fight. It will be interesting to see where that fight will be held and who he will face ?
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  8. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Eubank Jr is a promotional free agent apparently, Hearn admitted having a chat with him last week (albeit a frank one!) - it wouldn't remotely surprise me if Benn-Eubank got staged under the Middle East Boxing Commission sometime this year.

    Not that it's related but they also sanctioned that abomination of Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury back in the day so the UK promoters aren't strangers.
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  9. Jamesofthenorth

    Jamesofthenorth New Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2023
    He doesn't identify as suspended, so he isn't.
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  10. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Would be foolish for the Saudis to get mixed up with this. Dozens of fights they can make that won't tarnish them like this one could.
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  11. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    It is exactly what I expect.

    The Saudis doesn't care too much about whether the boxers have eaten eggs :)
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  12. like a boss

    like a boss Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    The BBBofC in the UK in a fight he cannot win.
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  13. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    So I wasn't thinking Saudi in particular - the MEBC is based in Dubai so you could see a fight going there for the right money.
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  14. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    I do wonder if boxing has just moved on from Benn vs Eubank.

    When the first fight was scheduled there wasn't much going on in the sport, so it gained loads of excitement. Now there are genuinely world class fights happening on a semi-regular basis.

    I think the fight originally was a bit of right place, right time. Now I just think it gets lost a little bit. The fight had it's moment, and Benn failed a load of drugs tests. Bad luck
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  15. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Of course it has, no one cares about Benn boxing anyone, boxing fans just want to see him get his comeuppance hence this thread is still going. Eubank too, it’s old news and he never delivered or won an alphabet belt. If he retired tomorrow, no one would really care would they? Maybe a couple of diehard fans, but that’s it.