British boxers Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will face off in a extremely anticipated combat at London’s O2 Arena on October 8, three many years after their well-known mother and father battled one another.
Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn had been bitter rivals within the Nineties and the 2 former tremendous middleweight world champions fought twice: Eubank gained the primary combat in 1990 earlier than a break up choice draw three years later.
Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) has fought at middleweight and tremendous middleweight, whereas Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) is boxing at welterweight, so their combat will likely be a 156lb catchweight.
“He has walked the same path as I have,” mentioned Eubank Jr. in a assertion from boxing promoter Matchroom. “I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to get out of that shadow and make a name for himself.
“In terms of anticipation, legacy and excitement, this is the biggest fight of my career.”
Conor Benn known as the conflict a possibility he could not cross up.
“My team and I had other options on the table as I am in the top five with all governing bodies at welterweight and I am definitely looking at a world championship fight very soon,” he mentioned.
“But this fight is embedded with so much history and I know it’s one that the public really want to see. For me, this fight is personal – it’s more than titles and ratings, it’s an unfinished business between our families.”