Eubank Vs. Benn Could Happen At Wembley In December – Says Hearn

November 15, 2023
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Eddie Hearn has revealed that a Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. fight is being targeted for December at Wembley. 

The comments arrived in the aftermath of Eubank’s tenth-round-stoppage win over Liam Smith. The victory kept up the hopes of a Benn fight as there would have been question marks over Eubank’s career had he suffered a second-straight defeat.

However, Benn has his own struggles to deal with. Following his two failed VADA tests for clomiphene, the boxer has maintained his innocence.

His suspension by UKAD had been overturned, but since then, they and the British Boxing Board of Control have appealed. As a result, Benn must undergo an appeal process.

But in the meantime, Hearn is keen on pressing ahead with the plans for a fight. 

Hearn On Eubank-Benn

“Eubank Jr v Benn is not as big as Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua but it’s not a million miles away. It’s an all-time British classic [the fight between their fathers], it’s the biggest fight for Eubank Jr and it’s the biggest fight for Benn. Hopefully, we can get that done for December. We’re in talks with [Eubank’s promoter] Kalle Sauerland. Eubank Jr vs. Benn is an absolute monster and that’s why we’re looking at Wembley Stadium,” Hearn 

At the same time, Benn appears optimistic that a fight will happen. The welterweight admitted that the jump to 160 was not going to be an issue, as he even ruled out the prospect of putting in a rehydration clause.

The weight was one of the contentious points, as Eubank had to make a career-low weight of 157 pounds in order to face Benn before the fight was called off. But this around, Benn does not want any excuses.

Benn On Eubank

“Come in at whatever weight you want. A fight’s a fight. 160, no rehydration clause, no problem. I’ll still deal with him within three, four rounds after what I saw. He’ll get dealt with no problem. I’m easy to deal with. Just gimme an eighteen-foot ring. That was all I put in the last contract. An eighteen-foot ring and that’s it,” Benn

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