Conor Benn’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, reveals that the desire to face Chris Eubank Jr. remains strong for the boxer, terming the potential fight as “personal.”
The anticipated showdown between the two fighters was initially set for October 2022, but it was called off after Benn failed two pre-fight drug tests. Despite the setback, Hearn expresses optimism about the bout being rescheduled.
While the fight agreement had been reached, repeated delays in negotiations have hindered its realization. Hearn attributes the collapse of negotiations primarily to Eubank Jr., citing his reluctance to accept Matchroom Boxing’s offer.
In response, Eubank Jr. referenced the iconic “Show Me the money” scene from the movie Jerry Maguire in a tweet. Hearn, in a recent interview with iFL TV, emphasized the financial significance of the bout, suggesting that the financial aspect may be paramount for Eubank Jr. Conversely, for Conor Benn, the fight holds deeper personal significance, with a strong desire to defeat Eubank Jr.