By Michael Benson
Derek Chisora has piled further pressure onto promoter Eddie Hearn amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn.
On Wednesday, news broke that Benn had last month tested positive for banned substance clomifene, which can raise testosterone.
Both camps were made aware of this news for over a week prior to it leaking to the media.
During this time, Eubank Jr and his camp took medical advice and decided they wanted to proceed with the fight regardless.
Once the information became public however, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) announced that they would prohibit the fight from taking place.
Hearn is now disputing this and attempting to force a U-turn.
He claims the BBBofC were made aware of the positive test at the same time as the fighters’ camps and has questioned the timing of their decision, only once the news was public knowledge.
As things stand, it remains unclear whether or not the fight will go ahead on Saturday night.
The controversy has caused a major stir regardless with many in boxing speaking out to condemn those involved.
Even Chisora, who has worked closely with Hearn for many of his most recent fights, briefly took aim at the promoter on social media on Wednesday evening.
In story posts that have since been deleted, the heavyweight uploaded old videos of Hearn’s interviews in which he previously spoke about drugs testing situations.
In the first clip, the promoter is seen saying about a fighter who’d tested positive: “The man weren’t big enough, weren’t brave enough, to do it right. He had to cheat…
“And this is a guy who signed for VADA testing.”
In a separate clip, Hearn said: “What is the point for signing up for drug testing if when you fail everyone just goes, ‘Oh, don’t worry about it, just let him fight’…
“The argument of, ‘Well it’s fine with UKAD,’ is totally irrelevant.
“You’ve signed drugs testing with VADA – the best testing agency in my opinion in the sport.”
Not long later, Chisora deleted these story posts.