Conor Benn is apparently bemused as to how the substance that triggered his positive VADA test got into his system – that’s according to journalist Gareth A Davies.
Davies, speaking to IFL TV, also said that, after spending time with Benn and members of his team, he believes them.
“You’ll hear from Conor. I fully believe him. I’ve sat in a room with him, Tony Sims and Nigel where they have expressly told me that he genuinely has not got a clue how this stuff got in his body.”
“In many ways, I am fascinated to see what the defence is going to be for this.”
News broke this week that Benn had relinquished his license to the British Boxing Board of Control ahead of a hearing last week – although the 25-year-old claims he simply did not renew his expired license. The allegations of misconduct against him were subsequently upheld.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, when asked for an update on the situation, admitted it was possible his charge could end up serving a ban, going on to say that being back in the ring in spring 2023 was the ‘best case scenario’ for Benn. He went on to say that he believes that the banned substance I’m Benn’s system could be a case of contamination.
Benn was quizzed by numerous national newspapers and a video interview with the young welterweight is due to be released where it is likely he will continue to claim innocence and reaffirm his desire to clear his name to prove that he is a clean athlete.