Conor Benn has posted a message indicating that there will soon be more information provided on the VADA test that had his fight with Chris Eubank Jr pulled at the last minute.
The boxing world went into a frenzy as one of the most hyped fights of the year was ‘prohibited’ by the British Boxing Board of Control as news that one of the competitors, Benn, had been found to have a forbidden substance in his system.
The drug in question is clomifene, which outside of sport is used to treat female infertility, but has also been proven to increase testosterone in males – hence it’s banned status. It was first reported by Mail Sport that Benn had tested positive for the substance, with many outlets then reporting that the results were provided to those involved on September 23.
Despite some protests from the promoters, Benn’s fight with Eubank was pulled just two days before it was due to go ahead. He released a statement in the wake of the decision to say that he was a clean fighter. Now, following days of discussion in the boxing world, the young welterweight has spoken out once more.He took to Instagram today with a simple message, apparently directed to those in the sport who have been calling for him to be banned.
“I hope the apology is as loud as the disrespect!”
The social media post would suggest that – despite new reports of investigations into other doping tests – Benn and his team will soon be providing details of which they think will provide clarity to clear his name. Should he be unable to do so, however, it’s been reported that the UK Anti-Doping Agency are willing to investigate the circumstances around the VADA test.
He has been joined by his father, Nigel Benn, and trainer, Tony Sims, in his claims of innocence.