The WBC have been analysing a 270 page document sent to them by Conor Benn that, he believes, proves his innocence in an ongoing doping scandal.
The young, undefeated welterweight tested positive twice for a banned substance – Clomiphene – in 2022, cancelling a huge fight with Chris Eubank Jr and throwing his career as a professional fighter into jeopardy.
Despite many fans and pundits already having made up their mind, Benn and his team have been adamant from the story breaking that he is a clean fighter.
Since the first test was administered and managed under the WBC’s Clean Boxing programme, the fighter has been keen to prove his innocence to that sanctioning body. The evidence was submitted in mid-December, and now there appears to be an end date set.
Sportsmail – who broke the original doping story – are now reporting that the WBC will make their verdict within the next week. This will determine whether or not Benn can fight under their banner and compete for their titles.
With the conclusion, it’s hoped that some more information will be provided to fans as to Benn’s case for innocence, as well as details surrounding the failed tests.
Benn relinquished his BBBofC license amidst the drama last year and has been, according to them, uncooperative in their own investigation, despite it being seemingly more important than the WBC’s given it could determine how easy it will be for Benn to fight in his home country in the future.
The fighter has assured the board and it’s general secretary, Robert Smith, that they will be hearing from his lawyers..