British welterweight Conor Benn has relinquished his boxing licence after a constructive dope take a look at led to a much-hyped struggle with compatriot Chris Eubank Jr being referred to as off this month.
The British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC) stated in a press release on Wednesday that it had upheld “allegations of misconduct” in opposition to Benn after he was summoned to a listening to on Oct. 21.
“On the morning of the listening to, Mr. Benn voluntarily relinquished his licence with the BBBofC,” it stated.
“In accordance with its guidelines and rules, the Board decided the allegations following the listening to at which Mr. Benn was legally represented.
“The allegations of misconduct in opposition to Mr. Benn had been upheld.”
The bout between Benn, 26, and super-middleweight Eubank, set at a catchweight of 157 kilos, was referred to as off on Oct. 6 two days earlier than it was on account of be held at London’s 02 Enviornment when the BBBofC stated it couldn’t go forward.
Benn returned a discovering for “hint quantities of a fertility drug” in a random take a look at carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation (VADA), reportedly in August.
A press release posted on Benn’s social media account afterward Wednesday stated the boxer had determined to not renew his licence.
“Conor’s focus at the moment is solely on clearing his title,” the assertion learn.
“The Board, nonetheless, has made it extraordinarily tough for Conor to concentrate on doing that by its conduct of an unfair and biased process. In such circumstances, Conor determined to not renew his licence (which had lapsed).
“Conor instructed the Board that if it didn’t settle for that his licence had lapsed, then he renounces it.”
The assertion added that Benn’s misconduct allegations weren’t linked to him failing the take a look at carried out by VADA.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is investigating Benn’s take a look at.
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Publish date: 2022-10-27 15:26:27
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