In an attempt to clear his name, Conor Benn has submitted almost 300 pages to the World Boxing Council.
Benn’s career – or at least its immediate future – was thrown into doubt in October when it was revealed that he had tested positive for banned substance, Clomiphene, in the lead up to his grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr.
Following the postponement of the fight, the fighter also disclosed that he had failed a test for the same drug earlier in the year before the Eubank contract was signed.
Following months of quiet, it has now been said by the WBC that they have the case Benn and his team were said to be compiling. The council’s president, Mauricio Sulaiman, confirmed receipt to The Telegraph.
“We have the document which is 270 pages long. We have just received it a couple of days ago and it will take some time to complete our investigation, but we are addressing it as we speak.
We have a special committee with experts in different areas that will go through it and will make the full investigation.”
Sulaiman went on to make it clear that this was a WBC investigation only, and not anything to do with the UK Anti Doping Agency or British Boxing Board of Control – meaning the results will only apply to whether or not Benn can be ranked and sanctioned by them.
There is currently no time frame for the domestic case, but Sulaiman believes that his investigation will be complete before the turn of the year.
“I’m not going to go into details. The WBC has a full committee overlooking and addressing this specific topic and we want this to be resolved as soon as possible.
I expected this to be finished by the end of December but it’s 270 pages and there are many different things that have to be addressed so I don’t know how long it’s going to take.”
It’s long been believed that Benn and his team will claim contamination to be the cause of the failed tests.