Eddie Hearn has spoken out frankly about Conor Benn’s deeply fractured relationship with the British Boxing Board of Control as a result of the ongoing case surrounding his failed drugs tests last year.
Benn currently does not hold a BBBofC license, and said in a recent interview with Piers Morgan that he had no plans of attempting to rectify that any time soon.
Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn admitted his fighter had “lost the plot” with the board, but that he would try and bring Benn and the organisation together to try and find a solution so that he could fight in the UK again.
“Right now, I don’t believe Conor Benn would get a fair hearing from the British Boxing Board of Control. I’ve heard their comments and I’ve seen the public uproar.”
“Conor Benn’s lost the plot, he wants to sue the board, he’s been hit with these fines which are not in relation to the results of the test, and I just can’t see a balanced approach from either.”
“I will be making an effort to get both parties to sit down and go through the process so he can fight in the UK – but his next fight won’t be.”
Benn’s comeback fight is expected to land in either the United States or the Middle East, with June 3rd being touted as a potential date.
Retired Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and his team have been public in their desire for a fight with Benn, despite the fact the former eight weight world champion is now 44 and has not boxed in close to two years.
Kell Brook and Chris Eubank Jr are also said to be in contention to land a money spinning bout with ‘The Destroyer.’