Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will face off at the O2 Arena on October 8

British boxers Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will square off in a highly anticipated bout at London’s O2 Arena on October 8, three decades after their fathers fought.

Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn were bitter rivals in the 1990s and the two former world super middleweight champions fought twice – Eubank winning the first fight in 1990 before a draw three years later.

Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) has fought at middleweight and super middleweight while Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) is boxing at welterweight, so their encounter will be at a catchweight of 156 pounds.

“He followed the same path I did,” Eubank Jr. said in a statement. “I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to step out of that shadow and make a name for himself.

“In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype, this is the biggest fight of my career.”

Benn said the matchup was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

“My team and I had other options on the table as I’m ranked in the top five with all the governing bodies at welterweight and I’m definitely looking for a world championship fight very soon. “, did he declare.

“But this fight is steeped in so much history and I know it’s the one the public really wants to see. For me, this fight is personal – it’s more than titles and rankings, it’s a business. unfinished between our families.”

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