Eddie Hearn has today said there are three potential opponents for Conor Benn’s comeback fight, which expected to take place in the first half of this year.
There have been strong rumours that Benn will take on Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in the next few months, with ‘Pac-Man’s management publicly affirming their desire to make the fight.
However, Hearn revealed to Boxing Social that a grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr is something Conor ‘badly wants’.
“It’s time now for Conor Benn to get back in the ring, and there will be a big announcement shortly.”
“We’re in negotiations with Manny Pacquiao, we’ve had a number of site offers to stage Manny Pacquiao against Conor Benn.”
“Conor Benn also wants to tear Chris Eubank Jr to pieces, he wants that fight badly. We love that fight, it’s a massive fight.”
“There’s another fight that we’re looking at as well. Conor Benn’s next fight will take place in America or the Middle East, it will be one of three men, of which Manny Pacquaio is one.”
When pressed on who the third option was, Hearn would only reveal that it was ‘an American’.
‘The Destroyer’ has been out of action since his two round demolition of Chris van Heerden last April, and Hearn has repeatedly stated his desire to get the young star’s career back up and running as soon as possible.
Though the WBC cleared Benn to return to their rankings last month, many feel his performing enhancing drugs case remains unresolved, particularly due to the fact he is still without a British Boxing Board of Control license.
A recent interview with Piers Morgan sparked hot new debate around the saga, with many in the sport feeling Benn’s decision to appear on the show was ill advised.