Eddie Hearn, promoter for rising welterweight Conor Benn, is still hoping to match him with former four division world champion Adrien Broner in 2022.

Earlier this month, Benn scored a brutal one-punch knockout win over former champion Chris Algieri in four rounds.

Benn has had big 2021 - with two other wins comings against veterans Adrian Granados and Samuel Vargas.

Broner has not been very active - with a decision win over Jovanie Santiago in February. It was Broner's first ring appearance in over two years and his first victory since February of 2017.

Based on his initial conversations with Broner, it appears that he may want a tune-up fight before a meeting with Benn.

Broner still believes that he can make a run at lightweight and junior welterweight. But, Broner has not made the junior welterweight limit since July 2017, when he lost to Mikey Garcia. Since then, Broner has failed to get back down to 140.

"It is the weight with Broner, he has it in his head that he can come in at 135-pounds and 140-pounds but he has never made it. I think if he lived a life he could make it at 140-pounds," Hearn said to Boxing Social.

"He wants to have what he has described as a 'real final run in the sport'. Now is that coming to England in April to fight Conor Benn straight off the bat at 147-pounds? Or is that having a fight in American then coming over and fighting him?

"We will discover that soon but we have a global plan for our fighters with star potential and Conor Benn is one of them. We do what we do and make the right moves for Benn. We are developing at the right time against the right names: Adrien Broner, Robert Guerrero and Shawn Porter if he wants to come out of retirement. He is making a lot of money and he is going to be a massive star."