Eddie Hearn: “Conor Benn Wants The Biggest Fight Possible”

Conor Benn Reinstated by the WBC and Aiming High!

Eddie Hearn expects Conor Benn back in the ring soon
Eddie Hearn (L), Conor Benn (Getty Images)

Eddie Hearn Expects Conor Benn Back in the Ring Soon!

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is ready to get welterweight Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (21-0, 14KO) back in the ring following a reinstatement from the WBC.


On October 5, 2022, one day before his showdown with rival Chris Eubank Jr, Benn turned the boxing world upside down with reports of a failed VADA test for a banned substance. Hearn wanted to move forward with the fight but was forced to postpone the event after the BBBofC (British Boxing Board of Commission) withdrew their sanctioning

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The Destroyer has been sidelined for several months, waiting out the process of the WBC’s investigation into the matter. Social media has been buzzing with news of his likely reinstatement following the organization’s decision.

The British fighter has been on social media proclaiming his innocence for months. Benn is ready to resume his career upon the decision turning out in his favor.


In an interview with iFL TV, Hearn stated his belief that his fighter will return to the ring soon.

“I think he’s in training now. You know what . . . April, May. You’re going to see Conor Benn back around that time.”

When asked about a potential match with Josh Kelly, the British promoter explained that Benn is looking for big fights.

“He wants the biggest fight possible, and I’m talking more Eubank, Pacquiao, and Crawford . . . Conor Benn wants to make up for lost time. He’s not really interested in coming out and having a warm-up fight, certainly not Josh Kelly. Josh Kelly’s a very good fighter, but that’s not a fight of the magnitude that’s available to Conor Benn.”

By: Bo Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."