- The Independent NADP Ruled In Favour Of Conor Benn Last Month In His Yearlong Doping Case
- This Meant That Conor Benn’s UKAD Suspension Was Lifted, Leaving The Boxer Free To Fight
- Promoter Eddie Hearn Believes That UKAD Will Now Appeal The Independent Body’s Decision
Last month, the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) ruled in favour of Welterweight star Conor Benn ending his provisional suspension with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).
Benn was cleared to fight in this country after the independent body ruled that UKAD could no longer suspend the athlete.
The exact reason for this ruling is unknown with promoter Eddie Hearn suggesting it is down to the scientific evidence which proves that the clomifene in Benn’s samples is consistent with contamination.
Other reports have claimed that the NADP concluded that Benn fell outside of UKAD’s remit as the British star was no longer licenced by the BBBofC and the samples were collected by VADA rather than UKAD.
UKAD, who suspended Benn earlier this year, have approximately two or so more days to appeal this decision – if they have not done so already.
Hearn Under Impression Conor Benn Ruling Will Be Appealed
“I think there will be an appeal,” Eddie Hearn told Boxing Social,” It’s just ego, it’s the industry, it’s the outsiders forcing the board to appeal. I believe there’s a lot of pressure from the industry saying to the board ‘You must appeal’.”
“These people hated so much that Conor Benn went through the procedure that was asked of him and they can’t even bring themselves to say he’s been cleared.”
“He was suspended, the suspension was lifted, there was no punishment. If he’s not cleared, he would have received a ban.”