Commonwealth Boxing Council
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The British Boxing Board of Control Limited (BBBoC) can confirm that it has filed an appeal in respect of the decision of the independent National Anti-Doping Panel in anti-doping proceedings brought by UKAD against Mr Benn. The BBBoC has an independent right to appeal the decision and, as the governing body for professional boxing in the United Kingdom and having due regard to its role and responsibilities, has elected to do so. The BBBoC can also confirm that UKAD has also appealed.
The said appeal shall be dealt with in accordance with the relevant rules. In accordance with those the BBBoC is unable to comment further at this time.
The British Boxing Board of Control (‘BBBofC’) is aware that Mr. Benn and UK Anti-Doping (‘UKAD’) have provided public comment in relation to confidential proceedings before the independent National Anti-Doping Panel.
The BBBofC is not able to comment on the proceedings between UKAD and Mr. Benn due to confidentiality restrictions. We refer to the statement issued by UK Anti-Doping found at https://www.ukad.org.uk/news/statement-uk-anti-doping-conor-benn-vada-test
As set out therein, we wish to reconfirm that the UK Anti-Doping Rules (“Rules”) which apply to those proceedings provide all relevant parties, including the BBBofC, with a right of appeal. The BBBofC takes all anti-doping matters extremely seriously and is considering the exercise of its rights pursuant to the Rules.
Further comment will not be provided pending conclusion of the UKAD process in full due to the confidentiality restrictions in place. All enquiries should be directed to UKAD, as the body responsible for the enforcement of the Rules.
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