Conor Benn has teased fans with regards to a potential comeback opponent with a post on social media this week.
After being cleared by the WBC over his two failed VADA tests last year, speculation has began to emerge as to who ‘The Destroyer’ will face on his return to the ring.
And Benn shared an image of him and Chris Eubank Jr on his official Instagram account, alongside the caption “Unfinished Business”.
However, the chances of Eubank being Benn’s next opponent seem slim, as ‘Next Gen’ has activated a rematch clause for a chance to avenge his defeat to Liam smith in January.
The WBC ruled that they could not conclusively state that Benn’s failed VADA test in the lead up to the Eubank Jr fight was not caused by overconsumption of eggs and therefore he would be allowed to return to their rankings.
Benn looks set to resume his career this spring, having not boxed since his two round demolition of Chris van Heerden in Manchester last April.
Rumours have also started to circulate about a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao. Promoter Eddie Hearn admitted in recent interview that talks were underway with Pacquiao’s team about the potential clash, which would be the 44 year old’s first outing since his 2021 world title defeat to Yordenis Ugas.
As well as Pacquaio and Eubank, Benn has also been linked to big money fights with the likes of Kell Brook and Adrien Broner.
Whoever’s in the opposite corner, Benn’s return to action is likely to take place on foreign soil, as he currently does not have a British Boxing Board of Control license.
The board released a statement in response to the WBC’s decision, where they stated that the governing body’s ruling on Benn’s case would have no bearing on their own internal investigation.
The 26 year old has publicly expressed his anger at the BBoC’s handling of his case on numerous occasions, and is reportedly considering legal action.