Eddie Hearn has spoken out about the potential rescheduling of Conor Benn vs Chris Eubank Jr, and admits he would be hesitant to take the fight next if he was advising Eubank.
The pair were due to lock horns at the 02 in October of last year, before news broke than Benn had returned a positive VADA test and the fight was pulled just two days out.
Eubank Jr suffered a crushing stoppage loss to Liam Smith this past weekend, and Hearn told IFL TV he believes Benn would be an even more dangerous assignment for ‘Next Gen’ than the Liverpudlian.
“Conor, in my opinion, punches harder, faster and is more spiteful than Liam Smith. He believed he would stop Chris Eubank Jr, and I believe he would be a massive favourite going into that fight.”
“I don’t know if Eubank would want to fight someone like Conor Benn next. It’s a massive fight and it always will be, but he has a very difficult decision to make.”
“If he was my fighter, I would be very concerned about fighting Conor Benn next.”
All signs seem to point towards a return for Benn in the not too distant future, with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman recently revealing that the 25 year old was not currently serving a ban and was free to fight.
Although ‘The Destroyer’ is currently without a license, he would still be able to box on international Matchroom cards or in the UK under a foreign fighters license.
Many fans had Benn has a considerable underdog against Eubank Jr when the fight was made first time around, however perceptions have started to shift somewhat after ‘Next Gen’s damaging defeat to Smith.