What is the banned substance clomiphene that Conor Benn tested positive for?

CONOR BENN and Chris Eubank Jr. were all set to square off in their much-anticipated boxing match THIS WEEKEND – but it’s now been controversially cancelled

It was previously revealed that Benn returned a failed drug test for the banned substance clomiphene.

Conor Benn has tested positive for a banned substance called clomiphene

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Conor Benn has tested positive for a banned substance called clomipheneCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will face off this weekend

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Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will face off this weekendPhoto credit: Reuters

And now BBBoC has confirmed that the big O2 fight has been canceled as a result.

But what is clomiphene and what are the effects of the banned drug?

What is clomiphene?

Clomiphene is a medication prescribed to women struggling with infertility.

The anti-estrogen drug comes in tablet form and is also known as clomiphene and by the brand name Clomid.

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Why was Chris Eubank Jr canceled against Conor Benn?

Clomiphene belongs to a class of drugs called ovulation stimulants, and it works in a similar way to estrogen – the female sex hormone.

The drug helps stimulate the ovaries to release an egg and is used to help women conceive.

But studies have shown that when used by men, low doses can increase serum testosterone levels.

Why is clomiphene a banned substance?

Taking clomiphene indirectly increases levels of androgens – male hormones that play a huge role in muscle mass and strength.

It works by stimulating the body’s own production of testosterone and is known to provide results similar to injectable or pellet testosterone.

Clomofine has a history of abuse by athletes and can counteract the side effects of anabolic steroid use.

What did BBBCoC say?

A BBBoC statement read: “On the evening of 4th October 2022 the Board of the British Boxing Board of Control Limited has decided that the competition scheduled for 8th October 2022 between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Conor Benn is banned as it is not in the interest of boxing.”

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