Eddie Hearn Believes Conor Benn Would Be A Massive Favorite Over Chris Eubank Jr. Now

Eddie Hearn believes Conor Benn would be a sizeable favorite over Chris Eubank Jr. now.

Benn and Eubank Jr. were supposed to box in October but the fight was off after Benn was flagged for testing positive for banned substances. When the fight was set to happen, it was considered a pick’em but on Saturday, Eubank Jr. suffered a stoppage loss to Liam Smith and because of that, Eddie Hearn thinks Benn would be a massive favorite if the fight gets rebooked.

“There was a lot of people that came out afterward and said, ‘Thank God that Conor Benn and Eubank fight didn’t happen at 157 and a half because of you know,’” Hearn told iFL TV (h/t BoxingScene). “Conor, in my opinion, punches harder, faster, and more spiteful than Liam Smith. And we really believed that he would win that fight and he believed that he would stop Chris Eubank Jr. and you saw from Saturday that he would be a massive favorite going into that fight. So I don’t know if Eubank would want to fight someone like Conor Benn coming off that defeat.”

As of right now, Chris Eubank Jr. will likely trigger his rematch clause to fight Smith again. But, many still want to see the Benn fight happen but Hearn says if he promoted Eubank Jr. he would advise him to not fight Benn anytime soon.

“It’s a massive fight, and it always will be, but [Eubank] has a very difficult decision,” Hearn said. “It’s not my decision, we’ve got nothing to do with it, but if he was my fighter I would be very concerned about fighting Conor Benn next. Styles make fights and Conor is going to stand in front of him and trade and it’s going to be an absolute war and Liam’s a little bit cuter—I don’t know. Still a big fight, but I wouldn’t be Team Eubank right now thinking I want to get in the ring with Conor Benn.”

Do you think we see Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. happen?