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Conor Benn's ban temporarily reinstated after successful appeals | Boxing News


CONOR Benns Career prospects were dealt a further blow last night after successful appeals by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) were upheld.

UKAD said in a statement: “UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) can today confirm that, with effect from 7 May 2024, Mr Benn will again be subject to a provisional suspension under UK Anti-Doping Rules.”

Benn, who has a professional record of 23-0 (14 KOs), returned to the ring in September 2023 to fight Rodolfo Orozco in America before returning in February 2024 to defeat Peter Dobson. He has not performed in the UK since April 2022.

Benn was scheduled to fight domestic rival Chris Eubank Jr. on October 8, 2022 in a massive bout designed to rekindle the spirit of their famous fighter fathers, Chris Sr. and Nigel.

Like their fathers in the 90s, the fight captured the public's imagination. That is until Benn tested positive for the fertility drug clomiphene. He was officially suspended from boxing in March 2023.

In July 2023, Benn thought he could resume his career after a tribunal decision by the independent National Anti-Doping Commission. Both the BBBofC and UKAD separately appealed the decision.

“Mr Benn's suspension has been reinstated by the appeal tribunal following successful appeals,” UKAD's statement continued yesterday.

“Mr Benn's case remains pending before the independent National Anti-Doping Panel and the case will now progress in accordance with UK Anti-Doping rules. UKAD is unable to make any further public disclosures at this time.”

Meanwhile, Benn was busy online searching and predicting the next fight. Hot on the heels of Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Manny Pacquiao, the latest name to be mentioned is that of Ryan Garcia, who was last seen defeating Devin Haney before he was embroiled in a PED scandal himself.


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