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'Conor Benn shouldn’t be anywhere near a boxing ring' - Says Former Undisputed Champion Josh Taylor

Certainly, the boxing community seems divided over the anticipated return of Conor Benn, who is currently enmeshed in a controversy related to alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.

In a recent interview, Josh Taylor, the previous unified super lightweight world champion, criticized Benn’s potential return to the ring. Taylor argued that Benn’s return could tarnish the reputation of the sport, especially since he has previously tested positive for banned substances. Taylor feels that Benn should be sidelined from boxing until the issue is fully resolved.

“A fight with Conor Benn down the line would be huge, but he shouldn’t be fighting right now – he shouldn’t be anywhere near a boxing ring, that guy.

I think it’s pretty bad for the sport. It’s a bad look, guy popping dirty twice and still getting to box. He’s basically had a slap on the wrist and is getting away with it and is now getting back to it.

I don’t think it’s a great look for the sport.”

As for Benn’s career plans, promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that Benn might stage a comeback in a less high-profile match in the U.S. soon. Additionally, there’s buzz that Benn could square off with family rival Chris Eubank Jr., who recently triumphed over Liam Smith. Negotiations for this matchup are said to be in the works, even though Eubank has expressed an interest in fights with other notable boxers like Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

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