The welterweight does have some history with the WBC after having been removed before for not enrolling in their ‘Clean Boxing’ program. Although he was reinstated after joining the scheme, his removal now speaks volumes.
The news was a major turn around from the WBC’s initial decision to reinstate Benn in the rankings after suggesting that the ‘elevated’ levels of egg consumption in his system could have been a reason for the Clomiphene.
While that may have been the case, Benn rejected that explanation as he sought about proving potential issues with the testing system.
Since then Benn has been suspended by UKAD, pending an investigation. Therefore, the WBC’s decision may signal a forthcoming decision from UKAD very soon.
Social Media Reaction
He's probably been banned. But going to go into hiding again for another 6 months to come up with more excuses.
— Sonny Land (@land_sonny) July 19, 2023
They’ve only just put him back in them after he failed a test. It wasn’t worth putting him back in them if they were only going to take him back out a few months later
— Boxer (@BoxxerTrooper) July 19, 2023
Shouldn't the WBC explain it? It's their ranking system.
— northSomersetWx (@SomersetNorth) July 19, 2023