Heavyweight world title challenger, Derek Chisora, has made his prediction ahead of a possible December showdown between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn.
Eubank and Benn had been scheduled to face each other twelve months ago, but the fight was pulled just days out after the latter returned two adverse findings in separate VADA drug tests.
Since then Benn has been on a mission to clear his name whilst Eubank has shared the ring twice with another British rival in Liam Smith – avenging his first ever stoppage defeat in a dominant rematch performance.
That win and Benn’s lowkey ring return without suspension has set up talks for the rivalry to be rekindled.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV about the matchup, Chisora clearly wasn’t impressed with Benn’s return to action last month in a points decision win against Rodolfo Orozco.
‘Del Boy’ advised the undefeated Brit to have another fight before taking on his family rival.
“Watching Chris [Eubank Jr] box three or four months ago, I don’t think anybody can live with him if he boxes like that.
I don’t want Conor to take the fight, because right now Conor subconsciously might think he’s in a good place, but right no he’s not. He needs to find himself and regroup in himself, in his own thoughts, physically and everything. He needs to have one more fight and then next years summer, that’s the fight to have.
I don’t think right now Conor would beat Chris. I’ll be honest and I’m friends with all of them. From what I saw in his [Benn’s] fight in America, from what I saw, he needs one more fight to take off the cobwebs.”
Eddie Hearn has made no secret of his hopes to host the fight on December 23 in the UK, but has been speaking to sites in the Middle East as a backup plan if Benn is blocked from fighting on these shores.