Conor Benn SLAPS OFF presenter’s microphone and refuses to be interviewed before Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown with Jermaine Franklin – with the boxer eager to deflect questions about his drug-testing saga
Connor Bean slapped the mic away after refusing to be interviewed before Anthony Joshua’s win over Jermaine Franklin.
Benn was approached by respected boxing reporter Gareth A Davies in the VIP area of the O2 on Saturday night.
“I’m really close with Conor Bean, I just want to say hi,” Davies said during talkSPORT’s live broadcast from the event.
But his interview was dramatically cut short by Bean, who slapped his microphone away.
“Well, he’s got the mic off,” Davies replied, “I’m afraid he doesn’t want to talk tonight.”
Conor Bean declined an interview with reporters at the Anthony Joshua fight Saturday night
Boxing reporter Gareth A Davies approached him before raising his microphone
‘No’: The Briton later uploaded a photo to Instagram to explain his stance on the incident
Sportsmail revealed that Benn tested positive for a testosterone-boosting substance called clomifene last October.
Ben and Chris Eubanks Jr. were scheduled to face each other at The O2 but the match was canceled after a failed drug test.
This week promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that negotiations are underway for a grudge match between Benn and Eubank on June 3 in Abu Dhabi.
As it stands, Bean is still under anti-doping investigation in the UK.
Therefore, it is unable to compete on these beaches with the threat of a two-year ban still looming.
But the 26-year-old welterweight star is free to play on foreign soil after the WBC cleared him of intentional doping.