Conor Benn is back in action this weekend after many months of calling out all the biggest names in and around his division, something he has been told he has ‘no right’ to do.
Benn has been embroiled in controversy for well over 12 months ever since returning two adverse findings in drug tests conducted ahead of his ill-fated fight with Chris Eubank Jr in October of 2022.
He has always maintained his innocence, though awaits an appeal process brought on by the British Boxing Board of Control that currently prevents him fighting in the UK under its governance.
As such, he is in Las Vegas once again this weekend to fight the unheralded Pete Dobson, a fringe welterweight from Brooklyn, but ahead of the contest he has come under fire from Chris Eubank Sr.
The former super middleweight legend has been on talkSPORT boxing to express his dismay at Benn’s talk of potential opponents.
“He’s talking about the top fighters in the world, talking about Terence Crawford. How are you talking like that? What have you done? Whoever wins Conor Benn vs Harlem Eubank goes and conquers the world… He’s not doing anything, he’s in no-man’s land. And now he’s fighting a guy called Peter Dobson, who is this guy? Back in the day they used a term – ‘They dug him up and he’s still warm’ – that’s the type of fighter he’s fighting.”
Sr then proposed Benn fight his son, Harlem Eubank.
“Well look, my surrogate son, he wants to conquer the world too so this is the fight I stand for. Whoever wins this fight, Conor Benn versus Harlem Eubank, then goes ahead and conquers the world. That can be your prize. But Crawford? What are you talking about?”
Harlem Eubank is 19-0 in his professional career, most recently defeating Timo Schwarzkopf in Brighton.