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Benn expects an “apology” from critics amid drug controversy

Conor Benn has said he expects an “apology” from his critics as the controversy surrounding his unwanted drug test result continues.

Benn, 26, was due to lose traces of the fertility drug clomiphene in a 157lb catchweight bout against Eubank Jr in London last Saturday (October 8).

The Daily Mail was first to report the news and on Tuesday (October 11) the publication ran a story saying Benn had previously tested positive for the same banned substance.

On Wednesday, Benn took to Instagram to write about his story: “I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect!”

The undefeated Briton has maintained his innocence since the test result became known and claims: “I’m a clean athlete.”

Benn and fellow compatriot Eubank Jr. faced each other almost 29 years to the day after their fathers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank fought for the second and final time.

Benn was scheduled to move up two weight classes for main event competition at the O2 Arena, while Eubank Jr. was scheduled to lose three pounds more than usual.

Eubank Jr. announced this week that he would be giving away all the unsold merchandise his team prepared for the fight to fans.

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