Conor Benn-Chris Eubank Jr 'pretty much done' for September, says Hearn

We appear to have now gotten Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. in a fight this fall or so it seems.

In an exclusive interview with IFL TV, Eddie Hearn broke the news that the fight is two signatures short of being a done deal. 

The fight was originally set to happen on October 8th, 2022, at the 02 Arena in London, England, until the British Boxing Board of Control released a statement of findings on October 5th that Benn had tested positive for clomifene, a performance-enhancing drug. Though the fight attempted to proceed, the very next day, the bout was postponed. Billed as 'Born Rivals', the fight was set to reignite the rivalry of their fathers. As Benn's father, Nigel Benn had a heated rivalry with Eubank Jr.'s father, Chris Eubank. 

"It is not going to be a problem making the fight, [because] there is a lot of money in the fight, it is just a case of where the fight will take place," said Hearn. "You are looking at September for that fight."

Hearn also explained in this same interview that Matchroom Boxing's legal team as well as UKAD (United Kingdom Anti-Doping) are working behind the scenes on what can and can not happen since Benn failed a pre-fight drug test last year and has yet to be cleared to fight in the United Kingdom. 

"I am not involved in the process with the legal team," said Hearn. "I hope it can happen [in the U.K.]"

Chirs Eubank Jr returned this January to be stopped by Liam Smith in the fourth round, which snapped a six-fight win streak Eubank Jr was riding. That was Eubank Jr's first fight since the canceled bout with Conor Benn. 

Benn hasn't fought since an April 2022 second-round technical knockout of Chris van Heerden. If this comes to fruition, this will be roughly a year-and-a-half layoff since his last fight.