Conor Benn has reacted to the reports that the WBC are readying an announcement that will see him reinstated to their rankings.
The decision hasn’t been made official by the organisation, but Sportsmail are reporting that it’s imminent. If correct, it will see the young welterweight cleared to fight under the WBC banner and compete for their titles.
The decision comes after a month-long investigation in which Benn had provided 270 pages of information that he believed would clear his name in his ongoing doping scandal
He returned two positive tests for a banned substance in 2022, and has been out of the ring since April – his October bout with Chris Eubank Jr sensationally pulled at the last minute as news of the tests broke.
In response to the WBC’s imminent conclusion, Benn took to Instagram to curse his detractors and thank his fans.
“I told you all that I was innocent. I won’t forget the ones who turned on the kid! My heart got painted black. See all my supporters soon, I see all the positivity.”
It’s important to note that there is another investigation on Benn conducted by the British Boxing Board of Control. The WBC conclusion will certainly hold some weight amongst fans, but many see the board’s ruling as more important.
Their investigation – which has allegedly been stunted by a lack of communication – will provide a definitive decision on if and when the undefeated pro can regain a British boxing license.
Fans will hope that with the WBC finalising their investigation, the evidence provided by Benn will be made public. As of writing, it’s unclear how exactly they have come to their reported decision.