Conor Benn’s future has been thrown up in the air once again after The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) and the UK Anti-Doping Agency [UKAD] decided to appeal the fact that his suspension had been removed.
Benn was initially suspended by UKAD in April after he had failed two VADA tests for Clomiphene. The boxer was set to face Chris Eubank Jr, however, the fight was understandably pulled.
Benn maintained that he was innocent, as his case was strengthened following the decision of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) to remove his suspension.
‼️ Conor Benn will reportedly now face an APPEAL over his positive drugs tests as UKAD and the BBBofC have both appealed the NADP decision to lift his suspension/clear him to fight. It's claimed that the NADP decision was “focused heavily” on UKAD's inability to rule on VADA…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 17, 2023
Benn’s team reportedly argued that UKAD’s rules did not apply to him since he didn’t possess a BBBofC license.
Not only that, but Benn’s team apparently stressed that his urine sample may have shown his food had been contaminated, which could have been from eggs.
But given that UKAD and the BBBofC had the right to appeal, Benn was not out of the woods. And now his future could be in doubt.
Social Media Reaction
We’re all behind you, UKAD
— Ma (@Ma48067284) August 17, 2023
Ban him for life
— OA (@o5car21) August 17, 2023
So Eddie lied again when he said UKAD had cleared Benn of the doping violation
— Turlo (@turlo100) August 17, 2023