Former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew is backing Conor Benn to take down Chris Eubank Jr. in five rounds of action.
The two rivals were scheduled to collide back in October of last year, but the entire event was canceled when news broke that Benn had tested positive for a banned substance.
Eubank would instead take a January fight with former world champion Liam Smith. The fight didn't go as planned, with Smith pulling off a shocker by knocking Eubank out in four rounds.
The rematch had a completely different outcome, with Eubank dominating and stopping Smith to get revenge.
Benn, fighting for the first time since April 2022, snapped his extended layoff in September with a ten round decision over Rodolfo Orozco in Florida.
Benn's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is attempting to finalize the date of December 23 for a clash with Eubank. The contest would take place at the middleweight limit of 160-pounds, which requires Benn to move up in weight by two full divisions. No location has been set, but Hearn prefers to stage the event in the UK or the Middle East.
Bellew believes Benn would be too explosive and too fast for Eubank to handle.
“Whenever them two boys come together in a boxing ring they will sell every single seat possible wherever they go,” Bellew said, according to Planet Sport.
“They could sell 100,000. I’m not sure it happens on the 23rd but I promise you if it does happen on the 23rd there won’t be a spare seat. I can’t explain how important history is in the business. If there’s a storyline it’s getting made.”
“Conor Benn knocks him out inside five rounds. Too explosive. Too young. Too quick. Inside five rounds, I don’t even question it. That wasn’t Liam Smith in the rematch.”