Esteemed journalist Colin Hart has lambasted the possibility of Conor Benn returning to the ring before an official verdict has been reached regarding his two failed VADA tests last year.
WBC president Mauricio Suleman recently admitted that no official decision had been made on Benn’s case and that he is currently not serving any sort of ban.
Furthermore, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that plans would soon be undertook to get the young star’s career back in motion, leading to heavy speculation Benn could be back fighting by the end of the spring.
Hart, who currently writes for The Sun newspaper, told IFL TV he is bemused at the possibility of Benn boxing before his innocence has been proven.
“What I can’t understand is, the WBC saying that pending the investigation, Conor Benn can continue fighting. That doesn’t make sense to me.”
“Wait until they get the results of the tests officially. If he’s been found guilty, he doesn’t fight and if he’s not guilty, he’s allowed to fight.”
“At the moment, he could be a druggie and still go into the ring and fight somebody. To me, that’s ridiculous.”
Further criticism was aired the way of Benn this week, when the British Boxing of Board claimed that a UKAD investigation into his case had stalled due to a “lack of cooperation” from him and his team.
Benn’s future has been up in the air since news broke of the adverse findings in his VADA tests, and he currently does not hold a British Boxing Board of Control license after making the decision not to renew it in the aftermath of the drugs scandal.
The 25 year old has been insistent that he expects to return to the ring soon and is targeting a big name for his comeback.