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Eubank Jr. vs. Benn Fight Date Set Despite Hurdles Clash with Buatsi vs. Azeez Showdown

 

The anticipated showdown between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn is on the brink of confirmation, with reports indicating the final touches are being ironed out. This matchup comes after a tumultuous journey, including a setback last year when Benn tested positive for a banned substance, leading to the cancellation of their slated October fight. Since then, Eubank faced Liam Smith twice, experiencing both a stoppage loss and a subsequent stoppage win.

Benn’s journey has been outside the ring, encountering unresolved issues with the British Boxing Board of Control and the UK Anti-Doping Agency, leaving him without a UK fighting license. However, recent reports from Mail Sport suggest that discussions have progressed, securing a rumored date of February 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Despite their previous agreement at a catchweight of 157 pounds, the upcoming bout is anticipated to occur at the middleweight limit.

While talks are reportedly nearing finalization, minor details on Eubank’s end remain to be resolved before Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom officially announces the fight. Interestingly, across town at the OVO Arena Wembley, another compelling matchup awaits as former sparring partners turned light-heavyweight rivals Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez are set to square off in the WBA World Title Final Eliminator.

The clash of these two high-profile fights on the same date poses a scheduling challenge, with scarce stadium availability and a reluctance for further postponements. Buatsi vs. Azeez had initially been rescheduled from October due to Azeez’s back injury, and both camps seem resolute on holding their ground regarding the date clash.

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