Conor Benn won't wait for WBC ruling, Hearn confirms
Promoter Eddie Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show that his welterweight prospect Conor Benn is looking to get back in the ring against a big name in 2023.
Matchroom Boxing's Hearn said, "Conor Benn has made it clear to me, he wants to go straight back into a big fight. I would prefer him to have a run-out. But he's made it clear, he wants Chris Eubank Jr., Gervonta Davis, Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao."
This statement was met with much criticism from fight fans on Twitter, with one tweet stating, "So he's looking to fight a dehydrated middleweight, a much smaller lightweight, or two old retired fighters next."
Hearn went on to say, "Conor Benn is going to be back soon. At the end of the day, we waited… back in December we submitted our comprehensive report on the situation which is full of stuff we can't wait to share. We were told by the WBC that we would have a decision by the end of December. Now it's a tough decision for them, it's a lot to digest but we want a decision because Conor Benn, you're talking about something that happened seven months ago, he hasn't boxed for 10 months so we want a decision.
"And if we don't get a decision soon, we're gonna make a move because, make no mistake, Conor Benn can fight now, but we, as a team and Conor Benn as an individual, wants a ruling on this. And this is the frustrating thing now because we're in this situation where we're just waiting. But like I said, this was seven months ago, just give us an answer. We've given you everything you need."
He added, "Conor Benn is gonna fight Chris Eubank, trust, and it's gonna be a massive fight."