Conor Benn is apparently not happy with the way in which he has been cleared of intentional doping by the World Boxing Council.
The sanctioning body recently released their conclusion to an investigation into a failed test on Benn’s part administered by their Clean Boxing Programme partner, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.
In their official statement, the WBC claimed that they could not find conclusive evidence for intentional ingestion, and pointed to the fighter’s highly elevated consumption of eggs as a reasonable explanation for the banned substance being found in his system.
Benn’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, told IFL TV that the case with the WBC was not over.
“I can’t talk too much about the WBC situation. People think that I’m trying to not talk about it it – not at all. If you look at Conor Benn’s statement from yesterday, there is a lot that was said in the [WBC] statement that Conor Benn is not happy about.”
“And I have to be careful what I say here, but basically the reasons behind Conor Benn’s case, we feel is not being communicated correctly. And that’s all I can say. So there’s more to come on this. Yes Conor Benn is now found not guilty by the WBC. He’s not banned by the WBC. He’s back in the rankings.”
Whilst no more concrete information has been offered at this stage as to what exactly the fighter is unhappy with, it would be reasonable to assume that the focus on his egg consumption may be a sticking point.
As Benn compiled his case, there were strong hints that he was looking at contamination. This was dismissed early in the WBC’s verdict, who found VADA to have acted properly and ruled out a fault on their part.
This is all speculation at this stage, and fans will be eager to hear Benn’s rebuttal once he has consulted his legal team. He still has an ongoing case with the British Boxing Board of Control, too, who claim that he won’t fight in the country until it’s resolved.