The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) may appeal the UK Anti-Doping Agency’s [UKAD] decision to remove Conor Benn’s suspension.
Benn had tested positive for Clomiphene following two failed VADA tests. The news resulted in his fight with Chris Eubank Jr. being called off.
This was in response to the BBBofC’s refusal to sanction the fight. In response, Eubank resorted to facing Liam Smith as they square off on September 2nd, 2023.
Meanwhile, Benn was suspended by UKAD in April as an investigation continued. Now that the suspension has been uplifted, Benn does have the right to fight in the UK.
And yet, there could be another twist in the tale, as the BBBofC could appeal the decision.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) July 31, 2023
“The BBBofC is not able to comment on the proceedings between UKAD and Mr Benn due to confidentiality restrictions. We refer to the statement issued by UK Anti-Doping [located on their website]
“As set out therein, we wish to reconfirm that the UK Anti-Doping Rules which apply to those proceedings provide all relevant parties, including the BBBofC, with a right of appeal. The BBBofC takes all anti-doping matters extremely seriously and is considering the exercise of its rights pursuant to the Rules,” BBBofC