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Eddie Hearn hoping to start “Fight Camp” July 25 with Chris Jenkins vs Conor Benn

Benn is Jenkins’ mandatory challenger for the British welterweight title

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn continued his consistent media presence today, sitting down for a one-hour interview with iFL TV. In addition to the standard heavyweight discussion, Hearn gave an update on his planned “Fight Camp” series, which he hopes to kick off on July 25th with Chris Jenkins defending his British welterweight title against Conor Benn in the main event.

While that fight and others, including Sam Eggington vs. Ted Cheeseman in what I’ve dubbed the Breakfast Taco Brawl, remain works-in-progress, Hearn intends to transplant several previously set fights into the series. Among their number: Simon Vallily vs. Fabio Wardley, Gavin Gwynne vs. James Tennyson, and Chris Billam-Smith vs. Nathan Thorley.

According to Hearn, all fights will be domestic besides Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor-Amanda Serrano.

Jenkins (22-3-3, 8 KO) lifted the British belt from the recently retired Johnny Garton in March of last year, added the Commonwealth belt with a controversial technical decision over Paddy Gallagher, and drew with Liam Taylor in his first simultaneous defense.

The 23-year-old Benn (16-0, 11 KO), Jenkins’ mandatory challenger, doesn’t appear to have his father’s high ceiling but is a joy to watch. Throwing down with Jenkins would definitely make for a fun main event.

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