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Investigation into Conor Benn's Failed Drug Tests Stalled


An investigation into Conor Benn's failed drugs tests has hit a roadblock due to a lack of cooperation from the boxer's team. Benn failed the tests in July and September of this year, ahead of his scheduled fight with Chris Eubank Jr, which was subsequently cancelled. The case is currently being investigated by both the WBC rankings body and a separate probe led by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC).


Benn's team submitted a 270-page dossier to the WBC inquiry, however, less cooperation has been provided for the UKAD and BBBofC investigation which will determine if he faces a doping ban in the UK. This includes not handing over the same dossier to the BBBofC despite requests made by the organization.


The boxer has repeatedly protested his innocence over the failed tests for the female fertility drug Clomifene, and has previously suggested that contamination may be the cause. His team is believed to be exploring links between the substance and heavy consumption of chicken eggs.


Benn's legal efforts are being led by Mike Morgan, the lawyer who famously represented cyclist Chris Froome in his successful appeal against a potential two-year ban for exceeding the permitted levels of the asthma medication salbutamol. He also represented Tyson Fury ahead of his backdated ban for a nandrolone positive.


The investigation is ongoing, and Benn has not yet been charged by any body, so he is currently free to continue fighting. The boxer's fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the investigation, and many are hoping for good news and a return to the ring for Benn.

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