Eddie Hearn keen to make Conor Benn vs Adrien Broner for ‘December or early 2022’

“For me, I love the Adrien Broner fight. I think it’s a massive fight. I’ve spoken to Luis DeCubas at PBC. I’ve talked numbers with him.”

Eddie Hearn has revealed that he would love to make Conor Benn vs Adrien Broner towards the end of this year or in early 2022.

Benn is unbeaten from his 18 professional fights (12 wins via TKO/KO). He last stepped into the ring last April against Samuel Vargas at the Copper Box Arena.

This was expected to be the toughest test of the Brit's career. But he made easy work of Vargas as he stopped his opponent in bullish fashion inside the first round.

'The Destroyer' was due to headline week one of Fight Camp on July 31 against Adrian Granados. This had to be postponed as a result of Benn testing positive for Covid-19 during fight week.

That bout is now set to take place on September 4 on the Mauricio Lara-Josh Warrington undercard at the Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

Hearn has big plans for the WBA continental welterweight champion, with a fight against Broner in the pipeline.

The American has a record of 34-4-1 and he has held world titles across four weight divisions. His latest defeat came against Manny Pacquiao in January 2019.

In an interview with IFL TV, Hearn said that he is expecting a "great performance" from Benn against Granados:

"It'll be five weeks by the time he gets in the ring and it went so quickly.

"I remember him when he called me after he tested positive [for Covid-19.

"Luckily for Conor, he had two days where he wasn't 100%. He was able to recover quickly. They knew September 4th was the date.

"It's going to be a really good fight. Granados is tough. He's coming to win, and Conor is looking fantastic in the gym.

"He's tapering down now. I'm looking forward to getting up to Leeds. To see Conor fight in front of 20,000 people That's what he's all about, and I think you're going to get a great performance.

"To me, Granados is a step up from [Sebastian] Formella and [Samuel] Vargas, but Vargas was a step up from Formella, and he [Benn] iced Vargas in a round.

"So everything was dependent in that performance in that fight. If he beats Granados comfortably, we're looking at [a big fight]."

The Matchroom supremo went onto suggest that he is hoping to make Benn vs Broner next:

"For me, I love the Adrien Broner fight. I think it's a massive fight. I've spoken to Luis DeCubas at PBC. I've talked numbers with him. It weren't enough for him, but we'll keep going.

"But Conor Benn against Adrien Broner, whether that's December or early next year, these are the kinds of fights. But just listen now. Keep your eyes focused," said Hearn in sending a message to Benn.

"Don't and Conor is good at this, don't let people blow smoke up your a**. You'll get beat, and Conor is focused on Granados. This is all that matters next week in Leeds.

"Do a job on Granados, then we'll start talking about what's next. The future is amazing for Conor. People love him.

"They love to watch him, and he's very exciting and he's a good, good young man. He's a great father and a great husband and he lives boxing and he's a winner."

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