Chris Eubank Jr vs. Conor Benn cancelled: Common sense prevails in dark week for British boxing

After the Daily Mail’s Riath Al-Samarrai broke an exclusive story Wednesday morning uncovering Conor Benn’s positive drugs test for clomifene – something both sides reportedly knew for a few weeks – tonight’s heavily anticipated fight card was eventually cancelled altogether Thursday after a manic 30-hour sequence which again has undermined the sport.

Conor Benn produces career-best display, flattens Chris Algieri in four rounds

Adrien Broner? Khan-Brook winner next? Stateside debut? The possibilities are limitless. Rising welterweight contender Conor Benn made good on his promise to deliver big in a headline spot, delivering a furious R4 finish to knock out former welterweight champion Chris Algieri before vowing for big things to come in 2022 after an eventful night’s work … Continue reading Conor Benn produces career-best display, flattens Chris Algieri in four rounds

Conor Benn vows to produce big display against Adrian Granados on Saturday

Although their initial bout was postponed after Conor Benn’s positive COVID-19 test, the 24-year-old welterweight prospect recovered and Eddie Hearn moved this matchup onto the Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara II card in Leeds this weekend. Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) believes he’ll start getting the respect he deserves at 147lbs worldwide and Saturday is where … Continue reading Conor Benn vows to produce big display against Adrian Granados on Saturday

Conor Benn’s brilliant R1 finish kickstarts busy night of boxing for prospects

Conor Benn needed just 80 seconds to retain his WBA Continental welterweight strap with a devastating TKO win over Samuel Vargas, proving the launchpad for a busy night of boxing across American soil as there were also big wins for two heavyweight prospects before 23-year-old welterweight talent Jaron Ennis earned a R6 KO vs. Sergey … Continue reading Conor Benn’s brilliant R1 finish kickstarts busy night of boxing for prospects

He’s angry, emotional power puncher: Van Heerden dismisses Benn ahead of Saturday’s bout

Ahead of their welterweight bout on Saturday, Chris van Heerden has dismissed Conor Benn’s boxing ability by describing the 25-year-old unbeaten prospect as an emotional, angry fighter who he doesn’t rate very highly – insisting a reliance on power will not do him any good this weekend in a matchup many aren’t exactly excited to … Continue reading He’s angry, emotional power puncher: Van Heerden dismisses Benn ahead of Saturday’s bout

Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith: Given their world title ambitions, neither can afford to lose on Jan. 21

After his Oct. 8 showdown with Conor Benn was cancelled, Chris Eubank Jr’s world title pursuit resumes against former super-welterweight world champion Liam Smith. Both are in the back half of their respective careers and after contrasting routes back to top contention, they collide in Manchester on January 21. So, who said what at the … Continue reading Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith: Given their world title ambitions, neither can afford to lose on Jan. 21