KELL BROOK has branded Conor Benn ‘disgraceful’ after the welterweight man failed a drugs test ahead of his fight with Chris Eubank Jr.
Benn’s catchweight fight with rival Eubank Jr. was scrapped after a test with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency found traces of the female fertility drug clomiphene.
The 26-year-old broke his silence on Wednesday, writing on social media: “I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn has also urged fans to give Benn time to clear his name.
But Brook, 36, delivered a scathing verdict on Benn after his failed test.
When asked about Benn, Brook told iFL TV: “Disgraceful. He turned the boxing world upside down. It casts a negative light on boxing.
“To see that happen to Conor Benn… He has to explain how that ended up in his system, bottom line. We are waiting for this statement.”
SunSport understand UK Anti-Doping will launch a formal investigation into Benn’s failed test.
Brook, who retired in May after beating Amir Khan earlier in the year, also teased a possible fight with Eubank Jr.
The Sheffield star admitted a showdown with Eubank Jr., 33, “excites him” but he will only lace his gloves again if a fight makes financial sense.
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Brook said: “It’s a struggle [that] upset me, i won’t lie. If it makes economic sense, who knows?
“But I’m not telling you now ‘Eubank, be ready, I’m coming for you’ – I’m not saying that, I’m saying who knows?
“When I start training again and I get that excitement where I want to come back, then those fights are there.
“I left the sport at the top, I left the sport as a captain in the boxing world. [One of the best] We have Britain, so I claim what I deserve.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6432685/kell-brook-slams-conor-benn-drugs-chris-eubank-jr/ Kell Brook slams Conor Benn for DISGUSTING after failing drug test and teases Chris Eubank Jr despite his resignation