Conor Benn Reinstated By The WBC Despite Two Failed VADA Tests
The WBC has decided to put Conor Benn back in their rankings due to the fact that the disproportionate number of eggs consumed was a reasonable justification for his positive drug test from last year.
Prior to his planned fight with Chris Eubank Jr, Benn tested positive for clomiphene after failing two VADA tests. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), therefore, did not sanction the bout.
As the fight was called off, the WBC took the action of taking away Benn’s standings in the world rankings. Despite being reinstated by the WBC, following an appeal, he is still being looked into by UKAD and the BBBoC.
⚠️ BREAKING NEWS! ⚠️
Connor Benn was found innocent, reinstated into the WBC rankings. High consumption of egg was the lilely cause…. What do you guys think? Do you agree? 🧠 #ConnorBenn #BennEubank pic.twitter.com/batowrTmtr
— Major Sports Alerts (@sports___alerts) February 23, 2023
After all, the WBC has no power to decide who should have a license which is up to the BBBoC. As a result, Benn will not be able to fight in the United Kingdom until this investigation has concluded.
Nonetheless, it is conceivable that he could fight outside of the UK under a different jurisdiction.
🚨 The British Boxing Board of Control have issued a statement in response to the statement released earlier by the @WBCBoxing relating to @ConorNigel
“Whilst the @BBBofCuk wishes to make clear that it respects the WBC, the WBC is a sanctioning body and not a governing body." pic.twitter.com/Ih9O3OWCuw
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) February 22, 2023