Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are all set to fight one another in 2024, and the war of words has already restarted where it left off.
It comes roughly 18 months after they were initially set to match up in October 2022. That fight was pulled late in the day when news emerged that Benn had tested positive with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency.
There’s still an appeal process ongoing with the British Boxing Board of Control, although ‘The Destroyer’ continues to plead his innocence and his team are confident the fight can go ahead despite this.
He has had one fight since then, a ten-round points win out in Florida over Rodolfo Orozco – who it has since emerged failed a drug test following that fight.
Eubank, meanwhile, has had two fights with Liam Smith, losing the first by knockout then reversing that result in the rematch in impressive fashion just a few months later.
In a recent exchange on social media in responde to Benn saying ‘I can’t wait to punch you in the head’, Eubank has spoken for the first time since the upcoming fight date emerged.
“DEAD MAN WALKING.”
DEAD MAN WALKING https://t.co/F2hsArO4kM
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) November 27, 2023
As the naturally bigger man fighting at his own weight, and having been more active over the course of the last year, Eubank is many the favourite for many people.
His standout wins over the likes of James DeGale and Smith are head and shoulders above any the less experienced Benn has on his ledger, but when it comes to grudge matches, anything can happen.