Conor Benn is currently free from suspension by the British Boxing Board of Control and has his eyes on a long-awaited scrap against Chris Eubank Jr.
Benn secured back-to-back knockout victories in his last bouts, stopping the durable Chris Algieri as well as former world champion, Chris van Heerden.
Then, he decided to move up from welterweight for a 157 catchweight showdown with familial rival, Chris Eubank Jr. The bout was famously cancelled due to Benn’s VADA positive doping tests.
The latest update in the case conducted by the UK Anti-Doping Agency and the British Boxing Board of Control is that Benn’s suspension has been lifted, but that outcome is currently being appealed.
As it stands, it looks like the undefeated Brit is set to return to the ring. He told Boxing Social that that a September bout would be followed by a big fight in December.
“September 23rd, that is the targeted date. That is the date that has been mentioned, that is the date that we are pushing for and then back home on December 2nd or December 9th ideally, that’s the plan.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn has now said that talks for Benn to finish what he started and take on Eubank before the end of the year are promising, even detailing the expected venue for the potential December contest.
“I had lunch with Kalle [Sauerland] today, obviously he wants to make the fight because it’s the biggest fight for Chris Eubank, we want to make the fight because it’s the biggest fight for Conor Benn.”
“Stadium? Yes. We either go to the Millenium Stadium or we do it as [Tyson] Fury did it, in the cold, which they got away with last time.”
“We could sell that fight out at Wembley or the Millenium Stadium in a day.”
The pair were previously set to fight under the lights at London’s O2 Arena.
One man being linked to Benn’s September outing is 33-year-old 147lber, Blair Cobbs. Another name in the mix is Ukraine’s Ivan Redkach.
The bout is slated to take place on the undercard of Richardson Hitchins-Jose Zepeda, which takes place on September 23 in Florida.
Talks with the BBBofC for him to then fight in the UK are ongoing, according to Hearn.