Conor Benn has reiterated that he would be both happy and confident to step in and complete the unfinished business in his cross-generational rivalry with Eubank.
Liam Smith became the first man to stop Eubank back in January, but has had to postpone their proposed rematch due to an injury.
That makes this Eubank’s second cancelled bout in a matter of months, through no fault of his own, after Benn’s well-document drug test caused the pairs’ grudge match bout to collapse back in October.
Despite being currently unable to fight in the United Kingdom after relinquishing his British boxing license and being provisionally suspended, Benn would be willing to step into the ring and finally face Eubank if given the opportunity, he told Behind The Gloves.
“Obviously it’s gutting for Smith, first off, I hope he comes back from the injury and makes a full recovery.”
“Listen, if the stars align for the fight then the stars align. Clearly it wasn’t meant to be before, but I will happily do what I believe Liam Smith was going to do.
I believe I’d get him [Eubank] out of there within two rounds. I don’t think that he could have changed anything in the rematch [with Smith], I believe Smith had his number and still has his number.”
Benn’s chances of fighting in his home country are still up in the air, but ‘The Destroyer’ has outlined a plan to face two American welterweights instead.
Although, with Eubank now left without an opponent, it is both possible and likely that his promoter, Eddie Hearn, will be exploring options of how to stage the catchweight clash between the pair.