Conor Benn only has one condition for a fight with Chris Eubank Jr – and it’s nothing to do with weight.
Benn is happy to jump up from 147lbs to 160lbs to face his long-time rival after Eubank Jr beat Liam Smith, who knocked him out earlier this year, in a rematch on September 2.
‘The Destroyer’ and Eubank were scheduled to clash in October last year, but their fight was cancelled after Benn failed two drug tests.
Since then, the 26-year-old has been embroiled in a scandal and he was recently cleared to return by the National Anti-Doping Panel, but this decision has been appealed by UK Anti-Doping and the British Boxing Board of Control.
Despite the fact his career remains in limbo, the son of boxing legend Nigel Benn is looking ahead to a clash with Eubank, and he recently revealed his only non-negotiable condition for the fight.
“Thankfully, he got the win. Otherwise, his career would’ve been curtains,” Benn said on Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast.
“I don’t want no rehydration clause because when I smoke him what’s he gonna say then? I’m tired of him and the way he’s carrying on – the name first, I want this, I want to ring walk second.
“Who cares? Come in at whatever weight you want. A fight’s a fight. 160, no rehydration clause, no problem. I’ll still deal with him within three, four rounds after what I saw. He’ll get dealt with no problem.”
“I’m easy to deal with. Just gimme an eighteen-foot ring. That was all I put in the last contract. An eighteen-foot ring and that’s it.”
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is working away behind the scenes to put the fight on in December and he claims it could take place in front of an 80,000-strong crowd.
“Eubank Jr v Benn is not as big as Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua but it’s not a million miles away,” he told 5 Live Boxing.
“It’s an all-time British classic [the fight between their fathers], it’s the biggest fight for Eubank Jr and it’s the biggest fight for Benn.
“Hopefully, we can get that done for December. We’re in talks with [Eubank’s promoter] Kalle Sauerland.”
“Eubank Jr vs. Benn is an absolute monster and that’s why we’re looking at Wembley Stadium.”