Conor Benn slams ‘serious and troubling’ testing procedures, says he believes banned substance was never in his system and attacks British Boxing Board of Control

Conor Benn has slammed the ‘critical and troubling’ testing procedures in a press release the place he’s given his model of occasions amid his failed doping assessments.

The British Boxing Board of Control prohibited his deliberate battle in opposition to Chris Eubank Jr from going down after Benn twice registered constructive outcomes for the banned substance clomifene in VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation) medication assessments final 12 months.



Benn has given his model of occasions in a prolonged assertion

There have been two separate investigations into the assessments – one by the WBC sanctioning physique and one by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC)/UKAD (UK Anti-Doping).

Benn’s representatives have co-operated with the WBC investigation by offering them with a 270-page doc preventing his case.

The World Boxing Council reinstated Benn into their welterweight world rankings and revealed he will face no punishment final week.

It was dominated that there’s ‘no conclusive proof’ he deliberately or knowingly ingested clomifene and accepted Benn’s ‘highly-elevated consumption of eggs’ as a ‘cheap clarification’ for constructive assessments.

In gentle of the choice, talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan referred to as on the son of former middleweight champion Nigel Benn to show his innocence to the BBBoC.

However in a prolonged assertion on his social media, Benn criticised the testing procedures, claiming that he believes the banned substance was never in his system in any respect, whereas additionally slamming the BBBoC for treating him with ‘utter contempt’ through the course of.

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Benn stated: “The WBC have declared me harmless of being a medicine cheat. I’m grateful for the final word discovering. It was the suitable determination and it was the one one I was keen to just accept … My solely frustration is that the style in which I’ve been cleared has appeared to create additional questions and add additional gasoline to baseless damaging hypothesis.

“In my defence to the WBC and the 270-page report supplied to them, at no level did I point out that I failed any VADA assessments as a result of of contaminated eggs.”

He added: “Nonetheless, I really feel just like the WBC assertion did a disservice to my defence which was primarily based upon a complete scientific evaluate of the testing procedures, which set out a quantity of explanation why we believed the outcomes had been utterly unreliable, and proved past any cheap doubt that I’m harmless.

“The report ready by my science and authorized group contained in depth evaluation of each assessments and concluded that there was clear proof of elementary flaws and irregularities.

“By approach of only one instance, my pattern seems to have come again clear the primary 3 times it was examined. With out clarification, it was retested once more after 9 days and solely then did it present a hint constructive consequence. It ought to solely have been examined as soon as!”

Benn insists he’s innocent and says he’s victim of ‘fundamental flaws’ with the testing process

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Benn insists he’s harmless and says he’s sufferer of ‘elementary flaws’ with the testing course of

The assertion added: “These crucial findings had been endorsed by an unbiased knowledgeable scientist who gives accreditation to laboratories, and his opinion was that the numerous points had been so troubling and critical that the lab might lose its accreditation. My group shall be referring the problems to the related accrediting physique so it may make its personal willpower.

“For what it’s price, and opposite to the media hypothesis on the time, I requested the B samples be examined on the earliest alternative. As a result of of the significance of attempting to get to the underside of what had occurred I organized for a scientist to fly internationally to attend the testing process in individual (as you’re allowed to do underneath the foundations) and unbelievably she was not even allowed to be in the room when the take a look at outcomes got here by way of. How’s that for transparency?

“I’ve been suggested that’s a serious breach of an athlete’s rights and had it been essential to go to the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport on this case to show my innocence, that alone would have meant the take a look at outcomes had been dismissed.”

Benn continued: “I’m satisfied the substance was never in my system and I actually never knowingly ingested.

“I’m advised it’s one thing that supposedly stays in the physique for months, and but barely every week after failing a VADA take a look at, I handed a UKAD take a look at.

“I’ve never beforehand failed any type of anti-doping take a look at, and handed a number of assessments with each UKAD and VADA in shut proximity to the 2 assessments that returned hostile findings. This provides additional proof to my perception that the findings had been testing errors.”

On the BBBoC, Benn stated: “For many who have gave me their unwavering help I’ll eternally be grateful. For many who stated they’d look ahead to a verdict earlier than deciding I was responsible, I respect your persistence.

“As for the BBBoC, they attacked me publicly and privately throughout essentially the most tough time of my life, treating me with utter contempt and as a right for honest course of or my psychological state.”

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