Conor Benn has “voluntarily surrendered” his boxing licence, Britain’s Boxing Board of Control has said.
Benn’s fight with Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr. took place on October 8 called After testing positive for the banned substance Clomifene.
Benn was summoned to a hearing on October 21, before which he “relinquished” his boxing license and “charges of misconduct” were admitted.
It is UK Anti-Doping (UKAD). Investigating Benn’s test.
The drug test was conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (Vada), a third party contracted to provide additional testing for Eubank Jr and Benn’s scheduled bantamweight bout.
Vada is not an official partner of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), adhering to Ukad’s testing protocols.
A statement from the board read: “The hearing was held on October 21, 2022. On the morning of the hearing, Mr. Benn voluntarily resigned his license with the BBBofC.
“In accordance with its Rules and Regulations, the Board determined the allegations following a hearing where Mr. Benn was legally represented.
“Allegations of misconduct against Mr. Benn were upheld.”
If found guilty of an anti-doping violation, the 26-year-old Benn could face a two- to four-year suspension.
Ben’s B sample will also be tested and if it is also positive for Clomifene, it will be able to provide important information that could help explain how the substance got into his system. This can mitigate any punishment.
Clomifene can be used to increase testosterone levels in men and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in and out of competition.
Benn, who claims to be a “clean” fighter, and Eubank Jr. They were due to meet in the ring at 157lbs, 30 years after their fathers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr fought.
The BBBofC said the fight was “banned and not in the interest of boxing” days before the fight, and it was postponed to the next day.
During Wednesday’s media events, promoter Eddie Hearn said Benn would make a statement this week.