Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn has made an offer for what could prove to be a “massive” domestic clash for the British title involving two fan-favourites from their respective cities.
Hearn has been in talks with Wasserman Boxing for over a year now regarding a showdown between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr – a fight full of controversy, history and hatred.
The promoter has now also confirmed that he has made another offer for a bout involving Harlem Eubank, cousin of Chris, who stopped Germany’s Timo Schwarzkopf recently in the eleventh round of an impressive display.
Hearn proposes that Eubank would be an ideal match-up for British Super-Lightweight Champion, Dalton Smith, he told International Boxing News, in what would be a sellable event due to not only the skill of both men, but the support from their respective hometowns of Brighton and Sheffield,
“We have made an offer to Wasserman for Harlem Eubank, I think that is a massive domestic fight. I don’t think that they are going to want to take that fight, you heard Eubank Sr say last night about him [Harlem] moving up to 147lbs.
I thought it was a good performance [against Schwarzkopf} and I think that Harlem is an exciting fighter, and so is Dalton. I think that that’s the kind of fight for Dalton to break out in Sheffield and to go from three or four thousand [fans] to eight or nine thousand. That’s the next step for Dalton, being involved in a fight like that.”
As mentioned, issues with Eubank making 140lbs could hamper the chances of seeing the contest.
Instead, Chris Eubank Sr recently demanded that Harlem got the shot at natural welterweight Benn, although there seems to be a lack of interest on the other side.