Eddie Hearn Hoping to Iron Out Tensions Between Conor Benn and BBBofC
Welterweight Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (21-0, 14KO) continues to fight with the British Boxing Board Of Control even after being reinstated into the WBC rankings. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn wants to sit both sides down and figure out a solution.
A LOOK BACK AT HOW IT ALL STARTED
The Destroyer previously had a high-profile fight against rival Chris Eubank Jr. on the calendar. On October 6, 2022, it fell apart after Benn tested positive for a banned substance. Benn has always maintained being innocent. Moreover, he took issue with the WBC’s claim that excessive consumption of eggs was the cause after reading a 270-page document provided by Team Benn.
Nonetheless, he is back in the rankings at the #7 slot with the WBC. The Destroyer can’t fight in the United Kingdom as the BBBOfC refuses to reissue him a license while their investigation remains open.
Benn is upset with how the BBBOfC handled the situation and refuses to turn over the 270-page document that could possibly prove his innocence.
EDDIE HEARN WANTS BENN AND THE BBBOFC TO WORK OUT THE PROBLEM
During an interview with Fight Hub TV, Hearn expressed wanting to get both sides to work out the issue.
“He’s suing the board. So at the moment, he’s not looking to get a license with the board . . . Conor’s emotions are out of control because he feels like they fucked him. The board has been more vocal than ever; their ego is also out of control.”
“So, I need to sit both guy’s teams down and say, ‘listen, we want Conor to fight in the UK. To do that, what do you need? Let’s try and find a solution’.
He can fight anywhere in the world except Britain and I want him to fight in Britain. That’s the next stage.”