CONOR BENN is reportedly set to sue British Boxing chiefs over the drama which saw his fight against Chris Eubank Jr collapse.
Benn was due to fight Eubank Jr on October 10 last year, before the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) KO’d the fight after Benn failed a drug test.
However, Benn, who vehemently protested his innocence, has now been cleared by the WBC after they accepted the cause of the failure was down to eating too many eggs.
According to the Daily Mail, a furious Benn is planning a £3.5million lawsuit against the BBBoC for the 50 per cent stake he was due from the reported £7m fight purse.
Benn told the Mail: “I’ve always been innocent and the Board have known about this for ages except they chose to call the show off two days before [it was due to take place].
“There’s been other fighters in the past who have tested positive under UKAD (UK Anti-Doping), and the board have done nothing. They’ve still been allowed to fight.
“It’s just strange to me that VADA – the Voluntary Anti-doping Organisation that I employed myself for this fight – they’ve [the BBBoC] taken notice of other fighters who have failed the Board’s own testing agencies.
“It is just baffling to me. I don’t know if there’s an agenda there or if they’re out for me because my dad [Nigel Benn] ripped up his British boxing licence on TV.”
Benn followed in his father’s footsteps in ripping up his boxing licence as his doping row escalated.
Traces of the banned substance Clomiphene, which is sometimes used in egg production for hens, was discovered in VADA urine samples.
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Benn submitted a 270-page document to the WBC protesting his innocence in December, highlighting that he passed a pair of UKAD tests taken around the same time.
The organisation have now re-instated the 26-year-old after he appealed, and published a lengthy statement explaining their decision.
They found that a “highly-elevated consumption of eggs” was a “reasonable explanation” for the findings.
Benn added: “It’s killed me [emotionally], definitely.
“It’s like people have been waiting for something. People have been waiting for this. There are people who know me, know my team, and they know what we represent. It’s all just crazy.”
Despite being cleared, Benn is still unable to fight in the UK due to an ongoing investigation from UKAD and the BBBofC.
The highly-anticipated clash was set to see a new generation rematch of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank, so had a special fervour among British boxing fans.