According to reports, Eubank vs Benn could take place this summer in Abu Dhabi on June 3rd, 2023.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn is “close to being announced” for Abu Dhabi on June 3rd 🥊
⚖️ The fight is set to be made at the middleweight limit of 160lbs.
Who wins? 👀
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) March 27, 2023
This has raised much controversy following Benn’s two failed drug tests for Clomiphene and his failure to address this with the British Boxing Board of Control, in spite of the fact that he was reinstated by the WBC.
But much more than that, there were talks that Pacquiao could be facing Benn at one point. With that being said, Gibbons responded by sharing a promotional poster of the bout, which featured Pacquiao above it.
— Sean Gibbons (@KnuckleheadSean) March 27, 2023
The bill could still feature Pacquiao after he had allegedly contacted Benn’s team for a potential fight.
As per reports, Pacquiao has resumed training, despite having titles in eight different weight classes and being 44.
Regardless of what happens, the social media sentiment was clear that a Pacquiao fight with Benn, or the latter facing any other opponent, was not being well received.
Social Media Response
People should boycott this
— Pacmanjoe1 (@Pacman145676132) March 27, 2023
Money over morals
— Darren (@Darren94775262) March 27, 2023
No winner here , only one loser – boxing
— Evo (@evoccfc) March 27, 2023