Conor Benn hits back at Domino's Pizza after chain savagely roasts him following drugs test ruling
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Conor Benn has hit back at Domino's Pizza after the chain trolled him following his drug test ruling.
Benn has been cleared by the World Boxing Council of an intentional doping offence after the governing body ruled a 'highly-elevated consumption of eggs' was considered a 'reasonable explanation' for his adverse finding.
The catchweight bout with Chris Eubank Jr scheduled for October 2022 was cancelled after trace amounts of a fertility drug, clomiphene – which is known to elevate testosterone levels in men – were found in the 26-year-old's urine.
The tests were taken by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) during July and September. Subsequently, Benn - the son of former super-middleweight world champion Nigel Benn - relinquished his licence with the British Boxing Board of Control.
Benn had denied the intentional or knowingly ingestion of any banned substances, and in December broke his silence in a lengthy post on Instagram, vowing: "The truth will soon come out."
Following the egg-based ruling on Wednesday (22 February), Domino's decided to make light of it on Twitter, sharing an image of an egg-covered pizza dubbed 'the Conor Benn special'.
The tweet racked up more than 17,000 likes, but it doesn't sound like Benn would partake in the special p**s-taking pizza named in his honour - even if it was real.
Responding to the tweet, he wrote: "I actually prefer @pizzahut."
Others suggested that 'Pizza Eggspress' might be his favourite eatery, while another bloke called him 'Conor Hen'.
All of this nonsense comes after the WBC announced it was reinstating the London boxer in its rankings and stated there was 'no conclusive evidence that Benn engaged in intentional or knowing ingestion of clomiphene'.
The WBC said Benn's team had provided a detailed breakdown of his diet and supplement consumption in early February 2023 'which could have directly affected the adverse finding'.
Having consulted an expert nutritionist, the WBC said in a statement it was found there was 'no conclusive evidence that Mr. Benn engaged in intentional or knowing ingestion of clomiphene'.
The sanctioning body also ruled there were no failures in the procedures related to sample collection and analysis, adding: "Mr. Benn's documented and highly-elevated consumption of eggs during the times relevant to the sample collection, raised a reasonable explanation for the adverse finding."
Benn is to be subject to regular anti-doping testing to monitor the effect of the WBC's programme geared to avoid the risk of a future adverse finding caused by nutritional factors.
"The WBC shall include Mr. Benn in its ratings during the period immediately following the issuance of its ruling," the statement said.
"Mr. Benn's position in the WBC Ratings shall be based solely on his merit and the customary factors the WBC Ratings Committee apply to rating boxers."