Frank Warren has weighed in on the possibility of a fight this summer between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn.
Despite the collapse of their original meeting last October due to Benn failing two VADA tests, there is heavy speculation that the family rivals could lock horns in Abu Dhabi on June 3rd.
However, Warren told iFL TV that making the fight would be “silly,” due to Benn’s ongoing stalemate with the British Boxing Board of Control.
“Eubank Jr needs the consent of the board, everyone who goes with him – trainers, managers etc – also need permission from the board.”
“But I don’t think they’re going to make that fight, I don’t think they’ll take that risk. If they do, I think it would be a silly thing to do at this stage.”
“They need to clear up the ambiguity of what’s happening with Conor. I may be wrong, but I think Eubank will have the rematch with Liam Smith – and I think he’ll get knocked out again.”
Board secretary Robert Smith stated earlier in the week that any British license holder involved in a bout featuring Benn would ‘unlikely’ be given permission to fight, even if it was to take place under another commission
The warning from the board came after news emerged that Chris Eubank Jr was now a frontrunner to land a big money fight with Benn, despite prior reports that he had activated a rematch clause to face Smith again.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that any fight between Benn and Eubank would take place at the middleweight limit of 160lbs, as opposed to the much criticised 157lbs catchweight that was in place first time around.