December 2, 2023

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Conor Benn provisionally suspended from boxing by UK Anti-Doping

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Conor Benn has been provisionally suspended from boxing by UK Anti-Doping, it was introduced Thursday.

A scheduled catchweight “grudge” bout in opposition to British rival Chris Eubank Jr scheduled for October final 12 months was cancelled after hint quantities of a fertility drug, clomiphene — which is thought to raise testosterone ranges in males — have been present in Benn’s urine.

Benn had denied deliberately or knowingly ingesting any banned substances.

In February, the World Boxing Council cleared Benn of a doping offence after the World Boxing Council dominated a “highly-elevated consumption of eggs” constituted a “cheap rationalization” for his optimistic discovering.

However a press release issued by UKAD on Thursday stated: “UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) confirms that Mr Benn was notified and provisionally suspended by UKAD on 15 March 2023 in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping Guidelines.

“While provisionally suspended Mr Benn is prohibited from taking part in any capability (or aiding one other athlete in any capability) in a contest, occasion or exercise that’s organised, convened, authorised or recognised by the British Boxing Board of Management or some other World Anti-Doping Code-compliant sport.

“UKAD also can affirm that on 3 April 2023 it charged Mr Benn with an Article 2.2 violation for the alleged use of a prohibited substance (clomiphene). The cost in opposition to Mr Benn is pending and can now comply with the outcomes administration course of in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping Guidelines.”

After Boxing Information reported Benn was provisionally suspended earlier this week, the 26-year-old tweeted: “I can not touch upon something to do with UKAD aside from to say that I’m in contact with them”, including, “I stay free to battle outdoors the UK.”

Benn relinquished his British boxing licence after testing optimistic and the BBBofC can request different governing our bodies prohibit the undefeated Londoner from combating overseas.

October’s proposed bout was meant to be a continuation of the Benn v Eubank feud by which the rivals’ fathers — Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr — battled it out in two ferocious contests within the early Nineties.

A catchweight of 157 kilos (71.2kg) was agreed for the sons to proceed the household feud, that means Benn would have needed to transfer up two weight divisions and Eubank lose three kilos.

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