Conor Benn has called on the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency and the World Boxing Council to provide an explanation in the doping investigation against him.
The biggest fight of Benn’s career – a family feud resurfaced versus Chris Eubank Jr – was pulled at the last minute when news broke that he had failed a drug test for Clomiphene. It was later revealed to be his second failed test for the same substance.
Following months of quiet, Benn announced that he and his team had compiled the evidence that would clear his name. The WBC’s President, Mauricio Sulaiman, then confirmed that they had received over 270 pages from the fighter detailing his case.
Sulaiman said on a few occasions that he expected a conclusion before the year was out, and it seems that Benn is getting impatient. He took to Twitter to call for a resolution.
“VADA / WBC – I need to get on with my career. When will there be an explanation? My name deserves clearing and I can’t keep waiting while you carry out your internal investigation…”
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) December 29, 2022
Not tagged in the tweet were the British Boxing Board of Control or the UK Anti-Doping Agency, who are conducting their own investigation into Benn based on VADA’s findings.
Whilst the content of what the young welterweight submitted hasn’t been made public, it’s widely expected that he is claiming a case of contamination.
Benn then followed up with a reply to another account to say that he would be back in the ring in 2023. Where, when, and with who remains to be seen, and it’s unlikely we find out any of that before the two investigations are concluded.
Whilst the WBC’s findings will determine if he can re-enter their world title rankings, the BBBofC’s could result in a ban from fighting under their license.