UK Anti-Doping has launched an investigation into Conor Benn’s drug test failure which led to the postponement of his fight against Chris Eubank Jr.
Benn tested positive for traces of a banned substance in a test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, despite passing all tests administered by UKAD prior to his proposed fight with Eubank Jr.
Although the British Boxing Board of Control delegates its doping control to UKAD, they decided to ban the fight due to VADA’s findings.
The C’s BBB have now announced that UKAD have launched an investigation into Benn, with further details to be released in due course.
UKAD is investigating Conor Benn.
“Following the British Boxing Board of Control Limited’s decision of October 4, 2022 to ban the contest between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn which was due to take place on October 8, 2022, the board are aware that it has been widely reported in the press that an ‘A’ sample provided by Mr. Benn to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association tested positive for a banned substance,” the statement read.
“UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has launched an investigation into Mr Benn and the Board is in communication with UKAD regarding this investigation. The Board will publish further details of this as appropriate. . »
— BBBofC (@BBBofCuk) October 14, 2022
The welterweight claimed his innocence.
Benn has insisted he’s been a clean fighter since news broke of his drug test and recently took to Instagram to post, “Hope the apology is as strong as the lack of respect.”
His promoters at Matchroom Boxing have insisted that the fight between Benn and Eubank Jr. be postponed rather than called off, although the former could face a lengthy ban if he is found to have intentionally taken a banned substance. .
Eubank Jr. said he still wanted to fight Benn before the fight was postponed, although he didn’t refrain from criticizing his potential opponent online.
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