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Explaining What Happened With Conor Benn Positive PED Test

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Explaining What Happened With Conor Benn Positive PED Test

Mark Robinson- Matchroom Boxing UK

Explaining What Happened With Conor Benn Positive PED Test

Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn were scheduled to meet on Saturday on DAZN in the marquee fight of the weekend — until Benn’s positive drug test for a banned substance was revealed on Wednesday. It sent the promotion into chaos and despite efforts by the promoters and fighters to have the fight move forward the right thing was finally done and it was called off on Thursday.

But there’s still a nice Showtime tripleheader on Saturday night headlined by Sebastian Fundora in a WBC interim junior middleweight title defense against Carlos Ocampo. So, we had our say on the Eubank-Benn mess and preview the Showtime card. We also discuss some of the news of the week.

Here is what’s on the latest “Big Fight Weekend Preview” podcast (in order):

The announcement of the winner of our latest giveaway!

An in-depth and detailed discussion about the Eubank-Benn fiasco in which I explain several important things about drug testing and various aspects of what exactly happened — and what may happen going forward. School is in session!

Hear the full podcast by clicking this link below:

Featherweight happenings, including Rey Vargas, the WBC featherweight titlist, deciding to move up and being approved to challenge O’Shaquie Foster for the now-vacant WBC junior lightweight title, and the announcement of contender Mauricio Lara’s next fight that will headline on DAZN on Oct. 22.

The rematch between WBC flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Martinez and interim titlist McWilliams Arroyo being added to the scheduled Juan Francisco Estrada-Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez card on Dec. 3.

A tribute to the great Eder Jofre, the Hall of Fame bantamweight and featherweight champion, who died on Sunday.

A discussion of Fundora-Ocampo as well as the other two bouts on the card, Carlos Adames vs. Juan Macias Montiel for the vacant WBC interim middleweight belt and the rematch between IBF junior bantamweight titlist Fernando Martinez and Jerwin Ancajas.

A breakdown of the new Hall of Fame ballot that was sent this week to electors.

Listen, rate and subscribe to the “Big Fight Weekend Preview” and enjoy!

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Since 2000, award-winning reporter Dan Rafael has covered boxing full time and been ringside for thousands of fights, first for five years at USA Today and then for 15 years at ESPN, where he wrote and appeared on various television, radio and streaming programs. In 2013, Dan was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the Nat Fleischer award for career excellence in boxing journalism. Dan brings his great insight to the Big Fight Weekend site, podcast and more!

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