- Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn Will Finally Lock Horns In January
- The Pair Were Supposed To Meet Last October But Benn Failed A Drugs Test
- Eubank Jr vs Benn Is Now Targeted For Jan 27 With UK Stadiums In-Play
Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn were set to collide on Oct 8 at London’s O2 Arena last year before a failed drugs test from Benn saw the bout postponed.
There have been several alleged attempts to reschedule the fight since the initial cancellation, notably on June 3 in the Middle East and September 23 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But with Eubank Jr stopping Liam Smith in their rematch earlier this year and Benn’s provisional suspension with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) being lifted by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), it looks like fight fans will finally be treated to the mega clash in January.
Eubank Jr vs Benn Date
Saturday, January 27 is the targeted date for the 160-pound DAZN PPV clash between Eubank Jr (33-3, 24 KOs) and Benn (22-0, 14 KOs).
That is according to International Boxing News.
Contracts have not been signed and there is no deal in place yet.
The 80,000-capacity Principality Stadium in Cardiff and the 70,000-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London are the two front runners to host the bout.
Eubank Jr vs Benn sold out the O2 in just minutes last October, producing the highest-grossing gate at the time at the famed arena.
Parties involved expect the bout, which is the second biggest in British boxing after Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua, to have no problem filling up either stadium.
As it stands, Benn is not a BBBofC licence holder. Matchroom plans to make the fight and then request permission for Benn to box in the UK.
The BBBofC and UKAD are appealing the NADP’s lifting of Benn’s suspension but with him currently not banned, Benn is expected to be allowed to box in the UK under the BBBofC.
If he is not, another sanctioning body will be explored to host the bout in the UK.