‘Science saved me fighting the hulk’ – Chris Eubank Jr hits back at Conor Benn’s Instagram post after doping scandal

CHRIS EUBANK JR has claimed he would’ve fought the “Hulk” had Conor Benn not failed two drug tests.

Surging welterweight contender Benn tested positive for the banned anti-estrogen drug Clomiphene twice in the build-up to his historic clash with Eubank Jr – the son of his old man’s bitter rival.

GETTYConor Benn failed two drug tests ahead of his cancelled clash with Chris Eubank Jr[/caption]

INSTAGRAM@CONORBENNOFFICIALConor Benn has maintained his innocence from the get-go and recently hinted at exoneration[/caption]

GETTYBut Eubank Jr has claimed he would’ve fought “the hulk” if it was not for “science”[/caption]

The eagerly-anticipated showdown – which was set for last October – ended up being cancelled and Benn has since found himself in a battle to prove his innocence.

Benn and his team believe potential contamination is to blame for the two positive tests, with the 26-year-old writing on Instagram on Monday: “Been through hell and back.

“Thank God for science. The evidence doesn’t lie. No holes in the truth.”

It didn’t take long for Eubank Jr to respond to Benn’s post, which he mocked as he shared it to his own Instagram page.

Next Gen wrote: “I’m pretty sure it was science that detected the illegal substances in your system on two separate occasions Conor.

“So yes absolutely thank god for science… otherwise I would of been fighting the hulk a few months ago!!”

Benn’s protestations of his innocence have been supported by the fact he returned two negative tests.

The Destroyer has yet to be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control or the World Boxing Council for his pair of failed tests – which were conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.

But he’s sent over a whopping 270-page report to the WBC which he hopes will clear his name and shine a light on an alleged contamination of his sample by VADA.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has remained steadfast in his support of Benn, who he believes will be back in the ring “sooner” than expected.

He told iD Boxing: “I can’t wait because I think a lot of people will be surprised by what’s about to come out about Conor Benn.

“I think he’s going to be fighting sooner than you think.

“If he does receive a ban, which from the information that we have, I don’t think it’s necessarily it’s fair.

“But if it is, I don’t think it’s going to be a long ban at all.

“I don’t want to be too cocksure, but I think it’s going to be really interesting about what comes out here.

“I think there’s a very good chance that he won’t be receiving a ban.”

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