Conor Benn has reportedly already been told the outcome from one of the two investigations into his positive drugs tests.
The 26-year-old welterweight contender twice came up positive for the banned substance clomifene in two separate tests taken before his cancelled fight with Chris Eubank Jr last year.
The situation has been investigated separately by the WBC and by the BBBofC/UKAD.
This is because one of Benn’s positive tests was through the WBC’s VADA Clean Boxing Program and the other was through the fight specific VADA testing separate to the WBC.
According to the boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn, the WBC’s probe should be the one adhered to and he has in recent weeks put far less emphasis on the BBBofC/UKAD case.
However, the WBC’s investigation is merely to determine whether or not Benn receives a ban from their rankings, not from boxing as a whole.
In contrast, the BBBofC/UKAD investigation could ban him from fighting in this country.
Now, the Mail are reporting that the WBC have concluded their probe and told Benn of the outcome in a conference call last week.
It’s claimed that a ‘favourable’ ruling is expected and Benn will be permitted to return to the WBC rankings.
As things stand though, the BBBofC/UKAD investigation remains unresolved.
Benn and his team have co-operated with the WBC’s investigation and provided the sanctioning body with a 270-page document fighting the case for his innocence.
BBBofC chief Robert Smith said last week that they had not received the same co-operation with their investigation as they had not seen this document.
- Conor Benn reportedly expected to get ruling in his favour from WBC in investigation into positive drugs tests, but separate BBBofC/UKAD probe remains ongoing
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