Conor Benn’s Fight Camp schedule was mistakenly released in a fan photo by Eddie Hearn.
Eddie Hearn has accidentally disclosed the Matchroom Fight Camp line-up for this year.
On Thursday, Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn unwittingly disclosed the organization’s upcoming Fight Camp itinerary when he failed to hide his notes while taking a selfie with a fan. Conor Benn, a British welterweight, will fight alongside Joshua Buatsi, Kid Galahad, and Avni Yildirim at Matchroom’s Brentwood facility in the upcoming contests.
Last year, Hearn created the Fight Camp concept in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which wrecked havoc on the boxing and larger sporting worlds.
The most high-profile fight of the 2020 edition was Dillian Whyte’s loss to Alexander Povetkin, while Ted Cheeseman’s grueling points victory against Sam Eggington for the IBF International super-welterweight title was another highlight.
This year’s Fight Camp is likely to have a jam-packed program, with Hearn accidently revealing the lineup in a snapshot of himself with a fan shared to Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
The respected promoter, who manages Anthony Joshua’s career as a two-time heavyweight champion, was seen on a train with a sheet of notes on the table in front of him, which accidentally revealed his plans to the world.
With a WBA Continental welterweight title defense against Mexican challenger Adrian Granados, Benn, the highly-rated son of British boxing icon Nigel, tops the bill for week one.
The latter has defeated the likes of Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner, and Shawn Porter in the past, and could give a tough test for Benn, who has won all 18 of his professional fights.
In a highly anticipated rematch, female bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay will look to avenge her loss to Rachel Ball last year.
British super-middleweight Jack Cullen will fight Yildirim, who was defeated by pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez in February. Anthony Fowler and Campbell Hatton are also expected to fight, although their opponents have yet to be determined.
Galahad will face Liverpool-based fighter James Dickens in week two in an all-British bout, while Florian Marku will face Maxim Prodan in the featherweight division.
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