British fans are still waiting for an explanation from Welterweight Conor Benn after an investigation into his failed drug test was launched.
The BBBofC released a statement nine days ago saying: “Following the decision of the British Boxing Authority on 4 October 2022 to ban the contest between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Conor Benn scheduled to take place on 8 October 2022, the Commission is aware that it has been widely reported in the media that the ‘A’ sample provided by Mr Benn to the Anti-Doping Agency voluntarily tested positive for forbidden by law. thing.
“The UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) has launched an investigation into Mr Benn. The Commission is in discussions with UKAD regarding this investigation.”
Chris Algieri talks about Conor Benn
It comes after former rival Chris Algieri said he was told Benn was not clean before facing the Briton in Liverpool last December.
“First thought? Not surprised at all,” Algieri told Jomboy Boxing.
“I heard when I was fighting with him that he is not a clean fighter. I want to give fighters the benefit of the doubt.
“This is about competition. I don’t want to exclude anyone who enters this squared circle. It’s the most dangerous thing you can do. I respect every fighter that steps into the ring. I don’t respect traitors.
“For me to hear this, it was very painful. It leads home. Again, no wonder. Hearing this is not something that shocks me. I was surprised because he was arrested. It didn’t shock me because it was true.
The 38-year-old explained why he was happy to continue fighting Benn after he felt his opponent could have an unfair and dangerous advantage.
“I have beaten unholy warriors before. I’ve beaten people who cheat before, and I’m always ready to do it again,” Algieri said.
Conor Benn doctor
Algieri also revealed the doctor who worked with Benn before he deleted his website and social media the day the news broke of his loss during the Chris Eubank Jr. fight.
Benn will fight Eubank at 157 pounds on Saturday, October 8.
The event was suspended even though the promoters wanted it to continue for more than 24 hours.
The American said: “Can you imagine listening to this “doctor” talk and think that his “care” is worth your time, money, and labor?
“You young fighters and your groups need to be more careful. Homeboy doesn’t pass the sniff test by a mile.”
Once sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao, Algieri was a skilled former champion when facing Benn. However, he was shot in four rounds.
Liverpool showed readiness
The main card is now shrouded in controversy after Algieri opened up about his pre-fight information and experience on the night at the M and S Bank Arena.
“It didn’t matter to me at that time because I was thinking that I will fight soon. I’m ready to fight this guy,” said the former WBO champion.
“That’s the way it is, but in hindsight, it’s not the smartest thing to do because when you’re about to fight, your mind is busy.
“When I fought in Liverpool, I was surprised at how little official attention there was during the week of the fight and in the locker room. It was scary, honestly,” he added.
“No one followed me [give a urine sample] or looking at my folded hands. It definitely gave me the impression he was very gullible.
“It’s definitely not the look I used to have in the States. Especially in New York City, where the agency is at the forefront.”
Algeri joined another Benn opponent in Chris Van Heerden to question the validity of their loss.
Where is Benn’s information?
Benn now faces a huge task to clear his name, as the longer he takes his full account of the incident, the worse it gets for the Londoner.
He hired a lawyer to handle his case as Benn continues to lose support from fans in his home country of the United Kingdom.
Karl Bristow said on Twitter: “After watching him and Peynaud, I thought he would be a gambler’s dream.
“An overrated name you can bet on. He was very poor. Then he came back to a boxer completely transformed with strength and speed.
“He looked at a certain level. He was not recognized, I would go so far as to say.”
@19KhanIm added: “They were in the morning in Britain on fight week, knowing Conor had failed a drug test and was silent.
“They covered him until they had no choice because Mail Sport broke the story and told us all. It was really crazy.”
WBN expected something from Benn’s team last week. Hopefully, this week will come with a full explanation of what happened.
The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @world news.