Conor Benn On UKAD Suspension: “This Is All About Politics Now”

Conor Benn Claims To Be A Political Target

Conor Benn reportedly suspended by UKAD
Conor Benn reportedly suspended by UKAD | credit: Reuters, BBBofC, UKAD

Conor Benn Comments On UKAD Suspension News

Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) is once again in the spotlight and facing more trouble. According to the British news source, The Daily Mail, the welterweight has been provisionally suspended by the anti-doping organization UKAD (UK Anti-Doping). Benn was informed of the suspension on March 15. In response to the news of his suspension, he posted the following comments on social media:

Conor Benn responds to news of UKAD suspension


All this is the after-effect of him twice testing positive for the banned substance Clomiphene before a canceled contest against Chris Eubank Jr in October 2022. Benn was consequently removed from the WBC rankings. He is also under investigation by the BBBofC and barred from fighting in his home country of England.

He gained a measure of victory in February 2023 when he was reinstated by the WBC. But the suspension from UKAD is another setback during his pursuit to clear his name.

Word on the street is that Benn plans to return to the ring in June, possibly in Dubai. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, said that he’s complying with UKAD. It includes submitting a 270-page document that he gave to the WBC before the sanctioning body put him back in their rankings. While “The Destroyer” is allowed to fight abroad and is hungry to fight again, many fans will view UKAD’s decision as another hit to his reputation and view him as a drug cheat. Stay tuned to for further development.

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