Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. believes Conor Benn will have a hard time changing the public's opinion about him.
Eubank vs. Benn was scheduled to take place back in October at a catch-weight.
Their fight was called off, when the Daily Mail first revealed just a few days earlier that Benn had tested positive for a banned substance. Weeks later, it was disclosed - and confirmed by Benn - that he also tested positive for a banned substance in a drug test administered back in July.
Earlier this month, Benn took to social media and stood firm on his innocence.
"My team have proven my innocence and the truth will soon come out," Benn said.
Eubank moved forward with his career and will now face former world champion Liam Smith in a Sky Sports pay-per-view fight on January 21 at the Manchester Arena.
According to Eubank, the public is not convinced of Benn's innocence.
"Boring. Too little. Too late," Eubank told Sky Sports. "It doesn't matter what you think you can say or 'prove', public opinion's not going to change. You failed two drug tests and people think you're a cheat and that's it."
Benn was dropped from the WBC's rankings and no longer holds a license with the British Boxing Board of Control.
It's been reported that Benn has submitted a 270-page document to the World Boxing Council, which the boxer hopes will clear his name.
"No scientists or lawyers or 270-page essays are going to change the general public's mind. It's just not going to happen. Not after three months of radio silence. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with but I really don't think it's going to help the guy," Eubank said.
However, Eubank does expect that showdown with Benn will eventually get rescheduled at some point in the future.
"Whether it's next year or 10 years from now, that fight will happen and when that fight does happen, that's a stadium fight," Eubank said. "That [having a stadium fight] is definitely on my list of things to do.
"I know that I've got at least one and there's a few other names out there too that would also be stadium fights. So we'll get the stadium fights in in the next year or two."