Harlem Eubank Moving To 147: “Conor Benn Is First On My Hitlist”

Can Harlem Eubank Secure a Fight With Conor Benn?

Harlem Eubank wants Conor Benn at 147
Harlem Eubank wants Conor Benn at 147 | credit: Wasserman Boxing, Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Harlem Eubank Calls For a Fight Against Conor Benn

British junior welterweight Harlem Eubank (19-0, 8 KOs) is the definition of a motivated fighter. The 29-year-old has a burning desire for a fight with countryman Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (22-0, 14 KOs).


Eubank is coming off what is arguably the best performance of his career to date. Fighting in his hometown of Brighton, England he scored an eleventh-round stoppage over the touch veteran Timo Schwarzkopf on November 10. During the post-fight interview, Eubank was clear on who he would like to fight next.

“Conor, get your license. I’m done at 140. I’m coming to 147 . . . Conor Benn is first on my hitlist; let’s get it on.”


Admitting that it was a struggle making the 140-pound limit for the match against Schwarzkopf, Eubank feels more comfortable as a welterweight. He would love for his welterweight debut to be against Benn.

It’s a fight that’s personal for Eubank. Benn has been quite dismissive of the fighter from Brighton, calling him “Harry” as opposed to Harlem. Not only does Eubank believe he has the better resume and is the all-around better, but he also wants to shut up The Destroyer for good.


The question becomes: will his callout result in a matchup between the two? Eubank wants that potential battle to happen in England. But as of this writing, Benn is still not allowed to fight in his home country and needs to get his license back with the British Board Of Boxing Control.

Another impending matter happens to be family-related regarding Eubank. It’s been long-rumored that Benn’s next fight will be at middleweight against Harlem’s cousin, Chris Eubank Jr., on December 23 in the Middle East. If that fight were to fall through, the pride of Brighton is chomping at the bit for a 2024 showdown against Benn.

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