Conor Benn Maintains Innocence Over Failed Drug Test

Conor Benn admitted to failing tests in July and September before his match against Chris Eubank Jr in October was cancelled; the outcome of the investigation by the WBC’s Clean Boxing Programme into the the situation is expected to be announced this month

Conor Benn has reiterated his innocence over two failed drug tests in a social media post as the WBC’s Clean Boxing Programme reaches the latter stages of its investigation into the situation.

Benn admitted to failing the tests – in July and September – before his bout with Chris Eubank Jr, scheduled for October, was dramatically cancelled.

The 26-year-old and his team believe contamination was behind the positive tests, and posting on his Instagram account for the first time since October 6 he vowed: “The truth will soon come out”.

“My team and I have worked extremely hard over the past seven years to make me the fighter I am today, we have never cut corners or cheated the grind in any way,” Benn wrote.

“It’s been really hard for me to accept that people think that I would do what I was accused of, but what I’ve come to realize is people rush to judgement, without knowing the facts especially people in the boxing community (and, most disappointingly, even those that know me).

Boxing is my life. I’ve been through hardships in my career before but nothing like this, I believe in life you go through adversity of all kinds and what matters most is how you respond.