Conor Benn Relinquishes Boxing License
Conor Benn has given up his boxing license.
The news comes after Benn tested positive for a banned substance, clomiphene, just days ahead of his anticipated welterweight matchup against Chris Eubank Jr.
Benn had insisted that he is a clean fighter and that he would clear his name. Eubank, meanwhile, still wanted to proceed with the fight.
Both fighters had reportedly agreed to a catch weight, but the British Boxing Board of Control ultimately shut it down and did not allow the bout to proceed.
Matchroom Boxing, who handles Benn, announced days after the news that the fight was postponed.
Clomiphene is a fertility drug for women, but can also raise testosterone levels in men.
“Conor Benn was called by the Board of the BBBofC to attend a hearing to deal with allegations of misconduct pursuant to Rule 25.1.1. The hearing took place on 21st October 2022,” the BBBoC said in a statement.
“On the morning of the hearing, Mr Benn voluntarily relinquished his license with the BBBofC.
“In accordance with its Rules and Regulations, the Board determined the allegations following the hearing at which Mr. Benn was legally represented.
“The allegations of misconduct against Mr. Benn were upheld.”
In a tweet, Benn posted a statement that he is “solely focused” on clearing his name.