Conor Benn’s father Nigel is fuming with the WBC’s recent statement regarding the young welterweight’s drug test case, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
The governing body ruled that they could not conclusively state that Benn’s failed VADA test last year was not caused by overconsumption of eggs and therefore he would be allowed to return to their rankings.
But Hearn told iFL TV that Benn’s father was not impressed by the wording of the statement from the WBC and implied the team would be taking action.
“Nigel Benn called me yesterday, after the statement came out and said ‘this is bull****! I’m tweeting, I’m not having this!’ ”
“So you have to understand, that is the reaction from our side. This is not us saying ‘yes! he’s been cleared.’ ”
I don’t want to go to deep into it, because it’s not my business. I’ll let them handle it.”
Benn looks set to resume his career this spring, having not boxed since his two round demolition of Chris van Heerden in Manchester last April.
Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao appears to be the frontrunner for ‘The Destroyer’s comeback bout, with promoter Eddie Hearn admitting talks were underway with the 44 year old’s team. The likes of Kell Brook and Adrien Broner have also been named as potential fights.
Whoever’s in the opposite corner, Benn’s return to action is likely to take place on foreign soil, as he currently does not have a British Boxing Board of Control license.
The board released a statement in response to the WBC’s decision, where they stated that the governing body’s ruling on Benn’s case would have no bearing on their own internal investigation.