News 22 February 2023

Conor Benn failed drug test overturned because of eggs

22 February 2023

Conor Benn has had the results of a failed drug test from last year overturned and will be returning to the WBC rankings.

He had returned an “adverse analytical finding” for traces of a drug related to fertility back in October, but a shock explanation has now been provided.

The result has been put down to “his highly-elevated consumption of eggs”; simply meaning, he had eaten so many that it had distorted the drug test result.

A WBC statement said, “The WBC found that: (1) there was no conclusive evidence that Mr. Benn engaged in intentional or knowing ingestion of Clomiphene; (2) there were no failures in the procedures related to sample collection, sample analysis, or violations of Mr. Benn’s B Sample rights that would justify questioning or invalidating the Adverse Finding; and (3) Mr. Benn’s documented and highly-elevated consumption of eggs during the times relevant to the sample collection, raised a reasonable explanation for the Adverse Finding.”

Conor Benn does however remain under investigation from UKAD and the British Boxing Board of Control and can not box in England whilst that is ongoing, although it is believed he could fight abroad.

His scheduled bout with Chris Eubank Jnr back in October last year, but the fight was cancelled due to the drug test.

[Image via @conorbennofficial // Conor Benn on Instagram]