Conor Benn will be officially reinstated to the WBC’s rankings following the sanctioning body finding no evidence of ‘intentional ingestion’ in regards to a failed doping test.
The conclusion of the investigation listed a high consumption of eggs as a ‘reasonable explanation’ for Benn testing positive for banned substance, Clomiphene.
Whilst the fighter potentially has an investigation with the British Boxing Board of Control ahead, the fighting world reacted to the WBC verdict – and it’s safe to say that most were baffled.
I actually prefer @pizzahut
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) February 22, 2023
British Boxing Board of Control
— BBBofC (@BBBofCuk) February 22, 2023
Will Conor Benn continue to fail tests because of his high consumption of eggs? Do other boxers now fail with clomifene in their system and blame egg consumption?
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) February 22, 2023
Was gonna have a 36 egg omelette this morning, but after recent revelations I think il go for a sausage McMuffin instead.
Don’t want to have to produce a 270 page document to prove my innocence
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) February 23, 2023
Athletes subject to PED testing are solely responsible for everything they consume.
WBC conclude Conor Benn tested positive for Clomiphene on July 25th due to something he put into his body.
Reason for positive test, “highly-elevated consumption of eggs”
WBC take no action
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) February 22, 2023
Next camp diet.
✔️Meat from Mexico@WBCBoxing
— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII) February 22, 2023
N🍳T A G🍳🍳D L🍳🍳K!
— Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) February 22, 2023
So…. FOUR to FIVE eggs per day is going to leave an athlete at risk of ruining their career? https://t.co/A5Ik0VcB0f
— Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) February 23, 2023
Chris van Heerdan
Those eggs got me good 🥚🥚🥚 pic.twitter.com/MEtq6IrkM6
— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) February 22, 2023
Money talks and Boxing is now tainted as a sport, you can cheat fail TWO tests and it doesn’t matter because you can afford expensive lawyers who can come out with some bullshit about eating eggs? pic.twitter.com/wHZXpQMmvA
— Anthony Fowler 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@afowler06) February 22, 2023
Which eggs was he eating, I’m asking for myself so I don’t eat them! https://t.co/Hr79YAxTSN
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) February 23, 2023
Eggs are the new wild boar. https://t.co/eQdfSl3KaL
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) February 22, 2023