Boxer Conor Benn has revealed that he had to deal with suicidal thoughts after being accused of taking a banned substance.
26-year old Benn had his fight against Chris Eubank Jr called off in October after the British Boxing Board of Control found him guilty of testing positive for clomifene, a drug used to treat infertility in women.
Benn appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week and talked about how he felt he wouldn’t see another day after the outcry following his test revelation.
“It hurt me quite badly. I didn’t think I would make it through.
“I felt like I was on death row for something I hadn’t done.”
Benn then admitted that if he knew he had done something wrong, he would have apologised, but not for this that he had been accused of.
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“If I had done something wrong, I’m human, I’d hold my hands up, I’ve made a mistake, but never for this. I felt like seven years of hard work, leaving my family behind and the image that I maintained was ruined by someone else’s incompetence.”
"I didn’t think I would see another day.”
"I feel like I was on death row for something I hadn’t even done."@ConorBenn tells @PiersMorgan he battled suicidal thoughts after being accused of taking a banned substance.
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The full interview between Benn and Morgan will air this evening at 8pm on Talk TV.