Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will ‘clash at the O2 Arena on October 8th’ in a nostalgic fight between the sons of legendary British boxing rivals
- DAZN features Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Been as their first major boxing PPV
- They compete against each other in the O2 with 20,000 seats at the beginning of autumn
- Some have claimed the fight was signed off entirely, but Benn Jr. denied those claims
The two will reportedly be carrying on their father’s legacy – nearly 30 years after they fought one of the fiercest rivalries in British boxing history – by battling it out in a 20,000-seat arena in the south-east of the city.
DAZN will feature the fight as their first major boxing pay-per-view, pitting the sons of Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn at a catch weight of 156 pounds.
According to reports, Chris Eubank Jr. will face off against Conor Benn on October 8th at the O2 Arena in London
DAZN features the fight between Eubank Jr. and Benn (above) as their first major boxing pay-per-view
Some have claimed the fight was signed off entirely, but welterweight star Benn Jr. denied those claims, tweeting in response to one such report, “That’s not the truth though, is it?”
The Brighton-based 32-year-old middleweight has never fought under 160lbs, losing only twice in his 34-fight career and winning the other 32.
“What fight fan wouldn’t want to see it?” said Eubank Jr. recently.
“Two legends, their sons fight each other and both are doing great things in the boxing world.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn had promised Benn an outstanding fight in the second half of this year
Conor Benn has had five confident victories in the last 18 months and is now undefeated in 21 fights.
Eddie Hearn had promised him a stellar fight in the second half of this year, but his promoter denied claims a deal to fight Eubank Jr. had been finalized earlier this week.
Hearn said, “I’m not saying we wouldn’t take that fight. But it’s not near or on the horizon.”
However, Nigel Benn seemed to hint that the fight has started, tweeting on Thursday: “It’s what Conor wants, it won’t ruin Conor, he’s not made that way. Let’s see how he does. I support him, win, lose or pull my friend.
Eubank Sr defeated Nigel Benn in a blockbuster WBO middleweight title fight in Birmingham in 1990, where the former defeated the latter by a ninth-round knockout.
The legendary rivals then met three years later in Manchester at the super middleweight division, with the two engaging in a grueling duel as both the WBC and WBO titles were at stake.
Eubank Sr beat Nigel Benn in a blockbuster WBO middleweight title fight in Birmingham