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17th Jan 2023

Chris Eubank Jr destroys Conor Benn with brutal tweet

Lee Costello

“He can’t be the star that everyone was trying to build him up to be.”

Chris Eubank Jr goes in on Conor Benn after the fighter posted on social media that he was going to be proved innocent from accusations that he was using steroids.

The Dark Destroyer posted on Instagram a picture of himself with the caption: “Been through hell and back. Thank God for science. The evidence doesn’t lie. No holes in the truth.”

Benn had of course been found to have an illegal substance in his system which ultimately cancelled his fight with Eubank, but he has always maintained is innocence.

Eubank Benn

His opponent was having none of it, sharing a screenshot of this image ad tweeting: “I’m pretty sure it was science that detected the illegal substances in your systems on two separate occasions Conor.

“So yes absolutely thank god fo science.. otherwise I would have been fighting the hulk.”

Eubank is now fighting Liverpool’s Liam Smith this weekend in Manchester, ad although he doesn’t rule out a fight with Benn in the future, he told the BBC that Benn has a lot to answer for.

“He can’t be the star that everyone was trying to build him up to be,” he said.

“When you fail drugs test, you take that aura away. My advice would be to lean into the bad boy thing.”

Eubank said Benn “can’t be the golden boy” anymore and should apologise regardless of what caused the failed tests.

Eubank Benn

“You control what goes into your system,” added Eubank Jr. “If you make the mistake, then you’re guilty. I’ve never made the mistake.”

Eubank Jr believes Benn should apologise because people “lost so much money and time and effort” with the cancellation of the first fight.

“You need to hope people will start to get back on your side,” he said. “But he warned Benn had “a long way to go”.

Eubank Benn

“You’re going about it the wrong way if you’re playing the victim and trying to prove your innocence after four months,” he added.

“He’s going to have to be the bad guy. Like me, I was the bad guy.  Maybe I am still the bad guy. I’ve been doing it for 10 years – walking into arenas being booed, spat at, drinks thrown, trolled online day in, day out.

“I had to embrace that role. I was never the hero. I’d go into guys’ backyards, go into the towns where they didn’t want me to win. And really that seems like what he’s going to have to do.”

Eubank Benn

Eubank Jr, a middleweight, was prepared to cut down to 157lbs for the original fight but insists he will not agree to the same terms again.

“Conor’s lost all his privileges,” he said. “There are no weight clauses. He’s lost his credibility. He’s lost his bartering power.”

“If and when the fight does happen whether it’s next year or two years or five years from now, it’s a stadium fight,” he added.

Eubank Benn

“Now we have our own story. Now we have our own reasons for wanting to get in that ring and fight.

“He has done wrong by me in terms of how he went about this whole thing. I don’t like Conor Benn anymore. Before I was neutral.”

“That means that the story and the narrative and fight is so much bigger and so much more real.”

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