Conor Benn, who just failed a drug test, has defended himself as a “clean athlete,” according his father Nigel Benn.
Conor was supposed to fight Chris Eubank Jr. on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, but the fight has been postponed when it was discovered that “The Destroyer” tested positive for the illegal drug clomifene.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has outlawed the drug clomifene, which is typically used to treat female infertility but has also been shown to boost male testosterone.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) declared the bout to be “prohibited” after the announcement, thus the event’s organisers tried to circumvent this decision by filing a lawsuit.
But as time went on, it became obvious that this was a losing cause, and the fight’s promoters were forced to ‘officially postpone’ it.
Benn has since expressed regret for the fight’s postponement and stated that he is determined to clear his name and demonstrate that he is a “clean athlete.”
Dad Nigel, who has spent the past ten weeks at camp with him, has supported his son.
As you are aware, we are in complete shock, Benn wrote in a message on Instagram.
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“In the ten weeks that I’ve been with my son, the training has gone as smoothly as it possibly could.
We’ll find out what’s going on because he’s a committed trainer who doesn’t leave anything to chance.
“I adore my son and I know he doesn’t take any short cuts; he simply gives it his all, but we’ll keep you updated and let you know what the next step is,” his mother said.
“But, you know, he is a trustworthy coach and a moral player. I’ll talk to you all shortly, Godspeed.
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