Former two weight world champion Billy Joe Saunders has weighed in with a prediction for a potential fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn.
Talk of a grudge match between the two family rivals has once again resurfaced, following the cancellation of Eubank’s rematch with Liam Smith, which was due to take place on July 1st.
In a recent interview with IFL TV, Saunders explained that, should the fight take place at the middleweight limit as would be expected, he does not envisage a good outcome for Eubank.
“First of all, you have to look at what weight it’s going to be at. Anything 160 or below, Conor Benn absolutely destroys him in my opinion.”
“I think Conor Benn is a great fighter and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in the ring.”
Saunders outpointed Eubank for the British middleweight title all the way back in 2014, and an animosity has existed between the pair ever since.
Though he has not boxed since suffering a stoppage defeat to Canelo Alvarez back in 2021, the slick southpaw has confirmed he intends to return to the ring in the second half of this year.
Despite being incessantly linked to big fights, Benn is currently provisionally suspended and awaiting a hearing with UKAD to determine the future of his career and whether or not he will be forced to serve a ban following the positive tests for Clomiphene and the subsequent information he has gathered in an attempt to clear his name.
As well as the revisiting of a date with Eubank, ‘The Destroyer’ has also been linked to a fight with former welterweight world champion Kell Brook, with whom he got involved with a scuffle at the Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron fight in Dublin.