Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are negotiating a Feb 3 DAZN PPV fight at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The fight, should it get made, will more than likely not take place under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board Of Control (BBBofC) after General Secretary, Robert Smith revealed earlier in the week that he had rejected an application for Benn to box in the UK.
Although Benn is not serving a ban and has been cleared by both the WBC for the test he failed under their clean boxing programme and the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the BBBofC are appealing the NADP’s lifting of his suspension.
Eubank-Benn has been a fight which has been highly anticipated ever since it was mentioned as a realistic possibility for the first time just over a year ago.
Amir Khan On Eubank Jr vs Benn
“It’s a great fight, it’s a fight I would like to watch,” Khan told iFL TV, “Both guys are in the peak of their careers and are performing really well.”
“Eubank (is coming) off a great win and Benn also is looking very good and looking strong. Makes the weight well, he’s come into that weight very strong. I met him in Manchester and he was huge.”
Eubank Jr stopped Liam Smith in their rematch this September but Smith insists that fans shouldn’t look too much into that fight as Smith was a shell of himself. “
Benn has made vast improvements in his technical ability in the last few years, refining his skills with many expecting him to win a world Welterweight title.”
“That’s a fight we all want to watch. We know it’s going to be explosive..Knowing they don’t like each other. It will be good for boxing. “
“That’s a British fight, that fight needs to happen in England.”
There has been talk of taking the fight internationally in the past but promoter Eddie Hearn insists it will take place in the UK.
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