Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn have announced that they will resume their family feud on October 8 at The O2 Arena in London.
Benn's father Nigel is a super middleweight champion when he fought Eubank's father Chris Sr. in the 1990s when he jumped two weight classes for a super fight. The pair will meet at a catchweight of 156 pounds for the first time in nearly 29 years since his father last fought them to a draw at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Eubank Jr. is still eyeing a match with the winner of Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, or a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders, but he'll take a slight detour for this nostalgic superfight. Ben has climbed the ranks at welterweight and is likely to return to the campaign in the future if he makes a fortune in this historic bout.
I grew up watching legendary battles, always wanted to emulate them, and wanted to find my greatest nemesis...now this could be Connor Benn.Eubank・Junior
said his name.If he can beat me, his name will be made and he will never walk in his father's shadow again."I am satisfied. Expectations." In terms of , legacy and hype, it's the biggest fight of my career."
"This The fight was for a legacy and it was an opportunity that I felt I couldn't pass up," Ben said. “My team and I had other options. I am currently ranked in the top five in all welterweight governing bodies and definitely looking for a world championship fight soon, but this The fight has a lot of history built into it and I know it's something the public really wants to see.For me, this fight is personal.So much more than titles and rankings This is an unfinished business between our families
asked if we've ever fought but now the world wants us to make it happen
"All I know is that from my side this is going to be an all-out war. It's like a fight, neither of them give up until the final bell rings.I'm not going to put this on the scorecard, but it's been a blast from the start.I'm so fine with this.
The rivalry between the fathers of famous world champions has largely dissolved in the last few years. Britain for the past year's speaking tour, but when their sons compete later this year, they'll soon be brought back to their hot fighting days.
At least. Until the end of Eubank Jr.'s career, it was always thought that the deal would be difficult to close due to size imbalance. 4" reach is a disadvantage.
This young fighter isn't just a big step up in size: his career heaviest is 10 pounds less than Eubank Jr's career lightest. But so is the quality of competition: he recently defeated Chris Van Hardeen in Manchester and has Nku Jr. overwhelmed Liam Williams in Cardiff.
Promoter Eddie Hahn said:
"Weeks of negotiations have led to one of the biggest moments in British boxing. These two natural rivals are set for an epic match that has absolutely everything."
”People talk about this moment when they turned pro and now is the time to see the historic rivalry continue.Holding this megafight Oct. 8 I would like to thank DAZN for all their support in this matter.”
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