Spencer Oliver has weighed on the latest developments regarding Conor Benn’s failed drugs test – and believes the time has come for Benn to come clean.
Oliver told Boxing King Media that he was sceptical regarding claims from Benn’s team that the presence of Clomid in his system could have come from contaminated food, especially given the news last week that Benn returned a second positive test earlier in the summer.
“I think he [Conor Benn] should just put his hands up to It now. I know they’re talking about contamination, that it could be in eggs or it could be in chicken – I mean, really?”
“He’s just admitted to failing another one as well, another VADA test. So that’s two separate tests now that he’s failed.”
“Look, I’m a fan of Conor Benn as a person but I’m not a fan of what’s happened here. Eubank having to make the weight he had to make and what’s come to light about Conor Benn testing positive for a fertility drug.”
“I’m not happy about this whole situation. I think he should just hold his hands up and say ‘You know what, I’m guilty.’”
Despite the 25-year-old’s admission earlier this week that he failed another VADA test in July, he maintained his innocence and reaffirmed his commitment to proving himself to be a clean athlete.
However, news of Benn’s decision to relinquish his license to the British Boxing Board of Control before a scheduled hearing came under heavy criticism, with Frank Warren speculating that this was done with a view to avoiding a hearing.
Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn conceded that it was possible his charge could face a ban, saying that a return to the ring in spring 2023 was the “best case scenario.”