Eddie Hearn continues to fight hard to make Chris Eubank Jr versus Conor Benn and now claims there is just one thing in the way of the fight.
This controversial fight is one of the most drawn-out sagas in the boxing world right now. It started back in October 2022 when the pair were supposed to meet but the fight was canned late in the day after Benn’s drug test came up with adverse findings.
He has since been fighting to clear his name but, as of yet, has failed to do so in the eyes of the British Boxing Board of Control.The governing body recently refused a license for him to fight when Hearn floated a proposed February 3 date and the venue of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It has the whole boxing world divided with some saying both men should move on, but plenty of people still keen to see it and happy to make their predictions for how the fight between the two generational rivals might play out.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Hearn was certain Benn would be out on the date regardless of who is in the opposite corner.
“I love Conor versus Kell Brook, not for February, there is no way Kell would be ready. But Conor Benn is fighting February 3rd, UK, US, wherever.”
Hearn then reiterated his first intention is still to make Benn verses Eubank but claimed Eubank is the one holding things up.
“We want Spurs versus Chris Eubank but he has to fight on that date. We’re speaking to Eubank, and he’s the only problem making this fight, he thinks he’s in a strong position and wants as much money as he can.”
He was then asked who would sanction the fight.
“The British Boxing Board of Control, hopefully.”
The saga continues, with a final call seemingly around the corner.