Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will meet in October at London’s O2 Arena in a catchweight bout, Matchroom Boxing has announced.
Matchroom has described the showdown between the two British fighters, which will be broadcast live exclusively by DAZN, as “one of the most electrifying British boxing competitions in decades”.
Eubank Jr. and Benn will face off 30 years after their fathers – Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn – fought for a second time in their explosive WBC super middleweight world title at Old Trafford.
Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn said: “I can’t quite believe this is happening but let me tell you it is happening.
“Weeks of negotiations have resulted in one of the greatest moments in British boxing – these two natural rivals will go head-to-head in an epic match that has absolutely everything.
“Ever since they both turned pro, people have been talking about this moment and now it’s time to continue the historic rivalry. I want to thank DAZN for all their support in making this mega fight roll out on October 8th.”
Eubank Jr., 32, (32-2, 23 KOs) is a former two-time IBO super middleweight champion and secured an impressive points win over Liam Williams at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in his previous bout in which he knocked down the Welshman four Times.
Benn, 25, (21-0, 14 KOs) is ranked in the top 5 in the world welterweight list by all recognized governing bodies and stopped South African Chris van Heerden to retain his WBA Continental title in April.
Eubank Jr said: “It’s a fight that will capture the imagination of the British public, I’m delighted about that. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype, it’s the biggest fight of my career.”
Benn agreed: “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up.
“There’s so much history embedded in this fight and I know the public really wants to see it. For me, this fight is personal.
“It’s about more than titles and rankings, it’s an open matter between our families.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/dazn-conor-benn-british-matchroom-boxing-o2-arena-b2141922.html Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn announced for October