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British boxing authorities call off Benn-Eubank Jr. fight

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LONDON (AP) — British boxing authorities say a fight between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. cannot go ahead. The ruling comes hours after the boxers’ promoters said the bout was still on despite Benn failing a doping test. The all-British catchweight bout was scheduled to take place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Benn’s promoters said he had “returned an adverse analytical finding for trace amounts of a fertility drug” but was free to fight because the “B” sample had not been tested. The British Boxing Board of Control later said the fight was “prohibited as it is not in the interests of boxing.”

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