- Conor Benn Is Now Cleared To Fight And Will Do So This Saturday In The US
- It Has Been Claimed That Reps From BOXXER Have Attempted To Make Benn-Eubank
- Benn Insists His Loyalty Is With Matchroom And Has Confirmed A Multi-Fight Extension
CONOR BENN IS BACK.
The British Welterweight star will return to the ring this Saturday in Orlando, Florida live on DAZN with Mexico’s 24-year-old Rodolfo Orozco (32-3-3, 24 KOs) in the opposite corner.
Benn and Orozco will meet in the co-feature at 154-pounds on a card which is topped by a battle of super lightweight contenders, Richardson Hitchins and Jose Zepeda.
In July, the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) ruled in favour of Benn ending his provisional suspension with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).
As a result, he is now cleared to fight both in the UK and abroad. UKAD/BBBofC have since announced that they have appealed the ruling from the independent NADP.
It is understood that the BBBofC (British Boxing Board Of Control), the ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions), the Florida Commission (where the fight takes place) and the Texas Commission (where Benn is licenced) have all approved the fight and this decision stems from the BBBofC’s lack of an objection at Benn’s return.
Hearn claimed on talkSPORT that both Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr have been approached by BOXXER/Sky Sports to potentially stage a Eubank-Benn fight on Sky Sports Box Office.
Conor Benn On Matchroom Loyalty
“Who said there haven’t been offers made?” Conor Benn told Boxing King Media when asked about the potential of BOXXER/Sky Sports making an approach for Benn to fight on their platform and in particular a fight with Eubank Jr.
“But my loyalty is to Eddie, DAZN, Matchroom. You can’t teach that. I’m grateful for the way they’ve stuck by me throughout this. I’m grateful for the way they’ve supported me. I know where my bread’s buttered.”
Benn insists that his loyalty lies with Matchroom/DAZN after the support they have shown him ever since his failed tests last year.
“Get paid double elsewhere? If that can even happen. My loyalty would still stand with Matchroom. I’ve literally just extended my contract.”
The 26-year-old has confirmed that he has now extended his deal with Matchroom/DAZN and any fight with Eubank or anyone else would have to involve the promotion/network for the near future at least.
“The grass is never greener. Eddie taking a beating for the past year. DAZN/Matchroom – as much as I have. Someone who can fight my corner when really they didn’t have. Loyalty goes so far with me.”