Conor Benn sticks the boot into Chris Eubank Jr after defeat to Smith

‘It’s a good job you didn’t fight me’: Conor Benn sticks the boot into rival Chris Eubank Jr after his shock stoppage against Liam Smith – and claims he wouldn’t ‘last two rounds with me’ if their showdown is rescheduled

  • Liam Smith knocked out Chris Eubank Jr in their grudge match in Manchester
  • Conor Benn mocked the loser, saying ‘it’s a good job you didn’t fight me’
  • Last year’s Benn-Eubank Jr clash was postponed after Benn’s positive drug test 

Conor Benn left no time at all before mocking Chris Eubank Jr for his knockout defeat at the hands of Liam Smith on Saturday.

Smith won by TKO in the fourth round of their meeting in Manchester on Saturday night, in a bitter all-British grudge match overshadowed by Smith’s homophobic comments in the build-up.

Benn and Eubank Jr were meant to meet at a catchweight of 157lbs in October 2022, but the fight was postponed after the 26-year-old tested positive for clomifene. 

Conor Benn’s (right) failed drug tests led to his fight with Chris Eubank Jnr being called off

Now following Eubank Jr’s defeat to Smith, Benn said the 33-year-old son of Chris Eubank should be grateful that their proposed meeting did not happen in the autumn. 

Benn tweeted: ‘Oh man, @ChrisEubankJr, it’s a good job you didn’t fight me. You’d last two rounds at 160.’

In the tweet, he shared a video which called upon Eubank Jr to quit boxing to avoid ‘being hurt anymore’, which Benn laughed at. 

On Instagram, Benn posted a set of laughing emojis to his stories, as well as zooming in on his father, former two-division world champion of boxing Nigel Benn punching the air after watching Smith’s victory.  

There is a rematch clause in Eubank Jr’s contract with Smith, if he chooses to take up that option, although being stopped in the early stages of their first bout suggests that it might not be a wise decision. 

It is not known what Benn’s next plan of action is after his positive test for clomifene meant his October fight was postponed by the British Boxing Board of Control. 

More to follow…  

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