Eddie Hearn, promoter of British prospect welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) Conora Benna (18-0-0, 12 KO) announced that his fighter will fight for the European title July 31st.
However, not with its current owner, the Russian David Avanesyan, as one might initially think. According to Hearn, Avanesyan will leave the title, and Benn will compete for it with another challenger.
“Yes, I will say that the European title will be on the line. We don’t want to box for the British Champion Belt because Conor has already outgrown him. But I would like him to become the European champion.
I know a lot of people are mad at him for doing so well, but I want to give him a few more rounds before taking him to the big fight, which will probably take place at the end of the year. I want him to fight in America, ”Hearn said.