British boxer Conor Benn will return to the World Boxing Council welterweight rankings after an investigation decided that his consumption of eggs might have doubtlessly been the rationale for his failed drug take a look at final summer time, the WBC introduced this week.
“Mr. Benn’s documented and highly-elevated consumption of eggs through the occasions related to the pattern assortment, raised an affordable clarification for the Adverse Finding,” learn the WBC ruling revealed on Feb. 22.
Benn was set to tackle Chris Eubank Jr, in October, however their struggle was cancelled after Benn’s take a look at lead to August appeared suspicious to the British Boxing Board of Control. That was going to be an attention-grabbing struggle as their fathers, Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank, have been recognized rivals throughout their time as energetic boxers.
Benn’s unique take a look at pattern “yielded an antagonistic analytical discovering for Clomiphene and its hydroxymetabolites MI and M2.” Clomiphene and its metabolites are banned substances always below the WBC Clean Boxing Program as a result of they enhance testosterone manufacturing and increase testosterone ranges.
Members of the WBC Results Management Unit held an inquiry session with Benn and members of his authorized group on Jan. 26. The boxer maintained his innocence the entire time.
“We have by no means reduce corners or cheated the grind in any means,” Benn wrote in a press release in December. “… It’s been actually laborious for me to simply accept that individuals suppose that I might do what I used to be accused of.”
The WBC talked to an knowledgeable nutritionist for the investigation, and the dietary committee will work with Benn’s group sooner or later to design a vitamin program that may assist keep away from future antagonistic findings, the ruling learn. The eggs Benn mentioned he consumed might’ve been contaminated, so the council mentioned they can even “set up a line of communication with WADA concerning the WBC’s concern about Clomiphene as a meals contaminant and the potential of false positives brought on by ingestion of contaminated meals.”
This would not be the primary incident of contaminated meals in boxing. In 2018, Canelo Alvarez had two constructive checks outcomes for clenbuterol after consuming contaminated meat.