Eddie Hearn has responded to trolls mocking Conor Benn regarding the claim that over consumption of eggs could be responsible for his two failed VADA tests last year.
The WBC recently released a statement where they ruled that Benn would be allowed to return to their rankings, as they could not rule out contamination through eggs as the reason for the presence of the banned substance Clomid in his system.
However, in a recent interview with IFL TV, Hearn revealed that Benn did not bring up eggs once in the evidence he and his team submitted to the governing body.
“The key, I think, for Conor was around the eggs.
It doesn’t really matter, some people see the Tweet and don’t even read the statement! It says that he never said it was eggs.
The scientists that were involved in the WBC hearing said there have been numerous contamination issues with athletes who have recently tested positive for traces of Clomifine due to large consumption of eggs. They requested a copy of his nutrition plan and he sent it to them.
In the 270 page document his team submitted, there is no mention of eggs from Conor Benn.”
After being cleared by the WBC, Benn looks set to resume his career this spring, with talks underway for him to face currently retired Filipino legend Manny Pacquaio.
The 44 year old’s team confirmed he was back in training ahead of a return to the ring, having not fought since his 2021 world title defeat to Yordenis Ugas.
Whoever it may be against, Benn’s first fight back looks set to land on international shores, as he is currently without a British Boxing Board of Control license.
The BBoC are currently still conducting their own investigation into Benn’s case, and Hearn confirmed that talks were being held with various foreign commissions about the possibility of licensing ‘The Destroyer.’