If there was one man waiting to comment on Chris Eubank Jr being knocked out, it was Conor Benn.
Even though the pair’s potential fight may not be in jeopardy, Benn couldn’t resist a dig at Eubank given their recent back and forths.
A bit of background – Eubank and Benn were set to fight at a catchweight. It was snowballing into one of the biggest fights of 2022, capturing a mainstream audience largely due to their fathers’ ring rivalry in the nineties. Benn failed a doping test, and that was all she wrote.
Ever since – and as Benn desperately tries to clear his name -Eubank has taken every opportunity to put the boot in, much to fans’ delight.
Eubank was open about still wanting the fight in the future, but he had to deal with Liam Smith first – and he couldn’t. The Liverpudlian shocked the boxing world by stopping the ‘unstoppable’ Eubank in the fourth round. It wasn’t just a cautious stoppage from the referee either – Eubank was positively gone.
One of the first people to pipe up online was – you guessed it – Conor Benn. First off, the undefeated welterweight, who is currently under investigation for the doping fails, shared an old clip of Naseem Hamed calling for Eubank to retire. The ‘Prince Naz’ advice is well-used in online boxing circles, and Benn clearly had it in the bank should the fight turn out this way.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) January 21, 2023
Benn shared another clip of his Dad laughing as he said ‘it wouldn’t have gone past two.’
Conor Benn on Instagram after watching Liam Smith knock out Chris Eubank Jr…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 21, 2023
It’s a big setback for Eubank to climb back from, and whether or not the desire to do so is there remains to be seen. If it is, could Benn be waiting for his shot? Or has the so-called ‘biggest fight in boxing’ just been put to bed?