Eddie Hearn has provided an update on the current standing of Conor Benn’s career, and claimed the young welterweight will return to action in the not too distant future.
Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn revealed the WBC had not yet provided an official ruling regarding Benn’s failed VADA tests ahead of his eventually cancelled mega fight with Chris Eubank Jr.
However, the Matchroom boss stated plans would soon be put in motion to restart Benn’s career, irrespective of any decision from the WBC.
“I don’t like talking too much on this, but Conor Benn is going to be back soon. We’re waiting.”
“Back in December, we submitted a comprehensive report on the situation, which is full of stuff we can’t wait to share.”
“We were told by the WBC that we would have a decision by the end of December. I’m not criticising them because it’s a tough decision, there’s a lot to digest. But we want a decision.”
“You’re talking about something that happened seven months ago. If we don’t get a decision soon, we’re going to make a move – because Conor Benn can fight now.”
Benn’s career came to a halt in 2022 after news broke he had twice tested positive for the banned substance Clomid.
The 25 year old is currently a fighter without a license, after he opted not to renew his British Boxing Board of Control license ahead of a scheduled disciplinary hearing.
It remains unclear whether or not Benn and his team will look to seek licensing from the British Board when he does return.