Conor Benn slams ‘unfair and biased’ procedure after waiving boxing license | boxing news


Conor Benn gave up his British boxing license and a hearing on October 21 upheld “allegations of misconduct”, the British Boxing Board of Control said.

Benn, however, criticized the BBBoC’s “unfair and biased” procedure and said the allegation of misconduct was unrelated to a failed drug test before his canceled clash with Chris Eubank Jr.

It was revealed just days before the scheduled catchweight bout, which was due to take place on October 8, an ‘adverse test result for traces of a fertility drug’ had been revealed in one of the tests. of Benn by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

The BBBoC ‘banned’ the fight against Eubank Jr, which was to take place at The O2, saying the fight was ‘not in the best interests of boxing’.

A statement, released by the BBBoC on Wednesday, read: “Conor Benn has been summoned by the BBBofC Board of Directors to attend a hearing to deal with allegations of misconduct in accordance with Rule 25.1.1. The hearing has took place on October 21, 2022. On the morning of the hearing, Mr. Benn voluntarily surrendered his license with the BBBofC.

“In accordance with its rules and regulations, the Commission determined the allegations following the hearing at which Mr. Benn was legally represented.

“The allegations of misconduct against Mr. Benn have been confirmed.”

But Benn released a statement later Wednesday saying, “Conor is currently focused solely on clearing his name.

“The board, however, made it extremely difficult for Conor to focus on this by his conduct of an unfair and biased proceeding. Under such circumstances, Conor decided not to renew his license (which had expired). Conor has declared to the Council that if he did not accept that his license had become null and void, he renounced it.

“He strongly refutes the allegation of misconduct (which, for the avoidance of doubt, is *not* related to the VADA matter) and firmly believes that an independent tribunal will reach an entirely different conclusion.

“At the appropriate time, Conor will speak out about this and the doping allegation, to the extent he can while the legal proceedings are ongoing. In the meantime, he reiterates, unequivocally, that he is a clean athlete.”

Benn Snr defends his son “faithful trainer”

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Speaking on his Instagram profile, Nigel Benn discusses his son Conor Benn’s recent drug scandal and claims Conor is a clean athleteCredit: nigelbennofficial

Earlier in October, former world middleweight champion Nigel Benn defended his son, Conor, after the fight was postponed and insisted he was a “clean athlete”.

“I’ve been with my son for 10 weeks and training just went in the best way possible,” Benn Sr said in an Instagram video on Friday. “I love my son. I know he doesn’t love [sic] don’t cut corners, he gets straight to the point, 100%. He’s a loyal coach and a clean athlete.”

Benn himself appeared to take a peek at media coverage of the UKAD investigation via his Instagram story on October 7, where he shared a famous quote from human rights campaigner Malcolm X.

The quote reads: “The media is the most powerful entity on earth. It has the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that is power. Because it controls the minds of masses.”




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