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UKAD launch investigation into Conor Benn after optimistic medicine check earlier than Chris Eubank Jr struggle

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UKAD have launched an investigation into Conor Benn after his optimistic medicine check that noticed his struggle towards Chris Eubank Jr collapse, confirms the BBBofC – with the fighter dealing with a ban of as much as FOUR YEARS

  • Conor Benn is now beneath investigation by UKAD after his optimistic medicine check  
  • The BBBofC confirmed they’re ready to listen to concerning the final result of the probe 
  • Benn’s struggle towards Chris Eubank Jr was scrapped after the bombshell information  

Conor Benn‘s optimistic medicine check that brought on his struggle with Chris Eubank Jr to be scrapped is now beneath investigation by UK Anti-Doping Company (UKAD), the British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC) have confirmed. 

Sportsmail reported final week that the British fighter was set for a probe after an opposed discovering for clomifene at the beginning of September – with UKAD writing to the testing physique who collected his pattern – the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation (VADA) to analyse it.

There had been issues throughout the anti-doping group that the finer particulars of any settlement between VADA and a boxer for pre-fight testing may very well be protected by the phrases of their contract, with sources saying that may be a stipulation when a non-public testing company is introduced on board by a promotion.

Benn’s failed check led to Saturday’s struggle on the O2 Area with Chris Eubank Jr being cancelled

Nonetheless VADA, whose testing companies sometimes value a promotion round £30,000, are understood to have co-operated – clearing the way in which for UKAD to step in.

Now the BBBofC have confirmed that an official investigation by UKAD is underway, saying they’ll await their verdict and launch additional info in the end.

An announcement learn: ‘Following the British Boxing Board of Management Restricted’s determination on 4th October 2022 to ban the competition between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn that was scheduled to happen on eighth October 2022, the board is conscious that’s has been extensively reported within the press that the ‘A’ pattern supplied by Mr Benn to VADA examined optimistic for a prohibited substance. 

‘UKAD has launched an investigation in relation to Mr Benn and the board is in communication with UKAD in relation to that investigation. The board will launch additional particulars in relation to this matter, and when acceptable.’

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