Conor Benn tells fans to ‘pray for him’ as he awaits the verdict of UKAD’s investigation into his failed drug tests… as the fighter faces a potential ban of up to TWO years if found guilty
- Conor Benn failed two pre-fight drug tests last year and is under investigation
- Benn’s trainer Tony Sims claims that UKAD’s final verdict is due on Monday
- The Welterweight has maintained his innocence throughout the entire process
Conor Benn has pleaded with fans to ‘pray for him’ as the verdict of the UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) investigation into his failed drug test last year looms ever closer.
If found guilty, Benn is facing a potential ban of up to two years by UKAD after failing two pre-fight drug tests for clomiphene in the lead up to his blockbuster showdown with Chris Eubank Jr in October.
Benn has maintained that he did not intentionally digest the banned substance and has a new team of scientists working on his behalf to clear his name.
British farming regulations state that clomiphene is not meant to be used in the egg industry.
Conor Benn pleaded with fans to ‘pray for him’ as UKAD’s verdict into his drug tests draws near
Benn has maintained that he did not intentionally digest the banned substance clomiphene
Benn (right) failed the pre-fight drug tests ahead of his clash with Chris Eubank Jr (left) in October
However, some eggs from overseas have made it into UK supermarkets.
Benn has also highlighted a trip he took to Ibiza before testing as a potential timeframe and location that he could have come in contact with the banned substance.
Dr Mohammed Enayat, who has been enlisted by Benn’s team, claims the boxer’s biology means that he is slower to metabolise clomiphene and so the substance remains in his system for longer than most people.
He also affirms that Benn’s samples are consistent with contamination instead of oral ingestion of the drug.
‘Without a question of doubt we’ve proved it’s contamination, 100 per cent,’ he told The Times.
Benn’s trainer Tony Sims recently revealed that the 26-year-old’s fate is set to be decided on Monday after the evidence has been gone through with a fine-tooth comb.
UKAD have not confirmed a final date for the investigation as of yet.