Conor Benn looks set to return to the ring in the coming months, and in another possible angle could be the modern-day great, Manny Pacquiao.
That’s according to the teams of both boxers, who have confirmed negotiations are ongoing for the welterweight bout.
Benn has been out of the ring since April 2022. However, he almost crossed the line in October of that year. News of a positive drug test result made the fight drag on at the last minute.
He has claimed innocence since then, and recently won a battle to prove it in the form of a WBC ruling that found no signs of ‘intentionally taking’ the drug. While he may not be satisfied with how they came to that conclusionhe will get the results.
Benn still doesn’t have a British boxing license – and probably won’t be any time soon – but he is free to register elsewhere, and it looks like that’s exactly what he’s going to do. do, potentially against the eighth-place champion, ‘Pac Man.’
Sean Gibbons, representative of the Filipino boxer, said FightHype.com that Pacquiao won’t fight Benn until he is ‘wiped out’ by the WBC.
“All I can say is it’s confusing. I don’t know about the 270-page report, I don’t know about the eggs, that sort of thing, but I know the man has been exonerated and I have to give the benefit of the doubt.”
“There are discussions but there is a long way to go. I mean, do people enjoy seeing Manny in the ring? Yes. conor? Yes. Two big names. So it’s like being thrown out there, and it’s somewhere. It was an idea Eddie Hearn had and Manny said I was open to hearing about it.
But until Conor is cleared of problems with the tests by the WBC, Manny won’t be fighting him. The guy is freed now, so, you know, if that can happen, I think it’s going to be an interesting fight.
During the talks, Benn’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, recently said there was interest from the Middle East to host the fight this summer – and was told he has an event organized. in Abu Dhabi on June 3.
It is reported that Pacquiao – who has been out of the ring since his decisive loss to Yordenis Ugas in August 2021 – has returned to training.