British rivals Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn could finally collide at Tottenham Hotspur’s 62,850 seater White Hart Lane stadium according to promoter Eddie Hearn. The same ground hosted Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Oleksandr Usyk over two years ago.
Before its reconstruction White Hart Lane intriguingly hosted the grudge match of both men’s fathers Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn in 1993. The pair put their WBC and WBO super middleweight titles on the line in a majority-decision draw.
“From our side, we are in a good place.” Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn said regarding a bout with Eubank Jr yesterday in Newcastle. “There are two jobs to be done. One, is ourselves to get Conor Benn ready to sign, which we are in a very good place with. The other side is getting Kalle [Sauerland] to get Chris Eubank [Jr] to sign.
“I think Kalle is in the process of going through everything with him. From our point of view, if we had it our way we could sign on Monday. But, obviously we need to be in a position with Kalle to move forward, we will wait for him but hopefully it is imminent. In the UK, Jan 27th or February the 3rd. I think Spurs on February the 3rd is the one.”
Benn and Eubank Jr were scheduled to fight in a catchweight contest on DAZN pay-per-view broadcast at the end of last summer in London. However, Benn failed two performance enhancing drug tests in the lead up to the bout, which became public in the week leading up to the fight.
Both fighters come off wins. Eubank Jr was viciously stopped in the fourth round by Liam Smith in January of last year, but returned the favour with a tenth round stoppage in September. Benn returned with a ten round unanimous decision victory against Rodolfo Orozoco after 17 months of inactivity seven weeks ago in Orlando, Florida