How long before people start referring to Benn as the 'Dark Steroider?'
He is being ridiculed in numerous ways. The fact the product detected in his system was a female fertility pill has not helped. Numerous jokes and memes about Conor trying to get pregnant.How long before people start referring to Benn as the 'Dark Steroider?'
(1) He tested positive on the more advanced VADA test. The BBBOC uses UKAD he tested negative in their tests. VADA has been hired by the promoters they are only obliged to present their results to the promoters. Whilst UKAD would be legally obliged to inform the BBBOC who themselves would inform the promoters.I've watched a number of Hearn interviews since this story broke and unsurprisingly he's consistently declined any invitation to criticise or condemn his fighter.
What also seems pretty clear is that;
1. He's known about this failed test for weeks
2. Whilst he prefers the BBBC to sanction the fight if they don't he'll look elsewhere in order to preserve the show on Saturday
3. If the DM didn't print the story he wouldn't have said a word about it to anyone
The BBBC seem to be getting credit now for the statement they released saying that they "prohibit" the fight but what isn't clear is;
1. How long did the BBBC know about this? If they knew weeks ago too then they've only issued a statement now and "prohibited" it because the DM went to print, therefore they're only looking after their own reputation and not Eubank Jr's health
2. If it becomes clear to the BBBC that Matchroom will seek sanction elsewhere in the absence of BBBC support, will they just sanction it themselves rather than lose their fee?
3. Did Sr also know about this weeks ago and is it this that had him desperate for his son not to fight?
I'm no doctor but I can't think of any legitimate reason a male fighter would have traces of a female contraceptive in his system. I have read, though, that this specific drug found in him can be used as a masking agent and that the low amounts found indicate that one was nearing the end of the cycling off phase.
The fight can't go on. It was borderline OK as it was, now Benn appears to have been caught cheating it absolutely cannot proceed.
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(1) VADA has been hired by the promoters they are only obliged to present their results to the promoters. .......
And finally for those who dont know a B sample test is only carried out on the wishes of the accused athlete. If they dispute the result of the A sample and claim innocence they have the legal right to test have the B sample tested.
They would tell the promoters and representatives of the athlete in questionAre you saying that VADA is not obligated to tell the athlete who failed the test?
If so, then all the promotor has to do is secretly tell the athlete, wait a few weeks for the drugs to clear his system, and THEN pretend to tell him (and the public.)
- Then the athlete pretends to be shocked & outraged, and asks for a B sample.
Apparently I got the first part of my above post wrong and I was misinformed. Going by the paragraph below the British Boxing Board would have been informed by VADA same as everyone else involved.They would tell the promoters and representatives of the athlete in question
What I am saying is since VADA was not hired by the BBBOC ( The British Boxing Board Of Control) itself. They are not required to inform them of the results. The official testing hired by the British Board was UKAD the UK anti-doping association who would be directly required to answer the board.
A and B sample are the original sample of blood divided into two different test tubes.... The results would only be different if the contamination had taken place during the process of storage or via the equipment. In vast majority of cases the results from A and B samples have always been the same. In doping cases.
So no an athlete could not blag it by asking for new withdrawal of blood from his body to be tested.several weeks later.
The original sample of blood is divided and labelled sample A and B and stored in two seperate containers.