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Harlem Eubank, the cousin of Chris Eubank Jr, called out Conor Benn after beating Timo Schwarzkopf in Brighton on Saturday night.
Harlem floored his opponent with a big right hook in the third round before landing another devastating blow in the 11th, forcing the referee to wave off the contest.
As a result, Harlem – who was a Brighton academy prospect and a karate world champion – was handed the WBO Global Super Lightweight title.
After the bout, Harlem was asked about who he wanted to fight next and his uncle, Chris Eubank Snr, jumped in to call out Benn.
Speaking after the fight, Eubank Snr said: ‘Now, that’s put him right into the perfect position, that fight, for his next fight, which is at 147 lbs against Conor Benn.’
Harlem Eubank (right), the cousin of Chris Eubank Jr, called out Conor Benn after beating Timo Schwarzkopf in Brighton on Saturday night
Harlem floored his opponent with a big right hook in the third round and another in the 11th
As a result, the referee waved off the contest to see Harlem emerge victorious on the night
The 57-year-old went on to address Benn directly, saying: ‘Get your license and stop hiding from us, obey the rules Conor.’
He said: ‘That’s what I’m coming for next, I’ve shown what I can do against a guy at the level of Timo, he’s never been stopped.’
Harlem went on to add: ‘I’m coming up to 147 lbs and Conor Benn is first on my hit list, let’s get it on.’
Benn cruised to a unanimous-decision points victory over Rodolfo Orozco on his eagerly-awaited return to boxing in Orlando on September 23.
Benn had been out of the ring for 17 months after failing two drugs tests in the lead-up to his proposed mega-fight with Eubank Jr last October.
Benn rocked Orozco with a number of crisp right hands throughout the contest, yet he also had to endure a few hairy moments himself, particularly in the eighth round.
Yet when the final bell sounded, he had done more than enough to mark his return to the sport with a victory and tee-up another fight with Eubank Jr.
After the fight, Harlem called out Conor Benn and said he wanted to fight the Destroyer next
However, it seems unlikely they will face as Benn is working on a deal with Eubank Jr instead
Therefore, it seems unlikely that Benn will be interested in fighting Eubank Jr’s cousin, Harlem, next – with Eddie Hearn labelling his call out as ‘bizarre’.
When speaking to Mail Sport about Eubank Snr’s recent comments about the Eubank Jr vs Benn fight Hearn said: : ‘Firstly, he said it was dangerous for his son to take the fight at 157lbs. So, now we’re only moving up 3lbs to give Chris Eubank Jr the right to fight at 160lbs.
‘Obviously, Chris Eubank Snr is now representing Harlam so he’s pushing Harlam Eubank for that fight with Benn.
‘It’s bizarre. We are just focusing on Eubank vs Benn and hopefully we can get that finalised next week.’