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Chris Eubank Jr. considered a fight with Conor Benn

Chris Eubank Jr. considered a fight with Conor Benn

Chris Eubank Jr. considered fighting Conor Benn but was unable to bring himself to accept the bout.

The British fighter had been due to box Benn last year before the fight was cancelled at the last minute after it emerged that Benn had twice tested positive for an illegal substance.

Eubank Jr. went on to lose to Liam Smith when they fought in January and has now activated a rematch clause despite being offered "millions and millions" for a clash with Benn.

He told Sky Sports: "I definitely considered fighting Conor Benn next. Because when somebody puts millions and millions and millions of pounds in front of you and offers you a fight, you consider it. You don't just turn it down.

"I was offered a substantial amount to fight Conor Benn overseas and I came to the conclusion that it wasn't the right time, it wasn't the right place. The circumstances weren't right.

"It doesn't matter how much money you're going to throw at me, things have to be right.

"If things are not right with Conor at this moment in time, and things are not right with me. I want to get this guy [Smith] back for what he did and then I can move on."

Eubank Jr. is desperate to avenge his loss to Smith and cannot move on with his career until he does so.

He said: "There's still so many names out there for me to get in the ring with. So many names that the fans want to see me fight and the amazing thing is a lot of these guys are domestic. They're in the UK. So that's great for UK fans. There's some awesome domestic fights and there's also some awesome international fights for world titles.

"But I have to get past Liam Smith. I can't go and fight these big names if I don't take care of business. So I'm not even focusing on any of that right now."

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