Chris McKenna of the Daily Star broke the news on Wednesday afternoon that Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn are close to agreeing a huge domestic dust-up for October 8th at the O2 Arena.
The pair’s fathers Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn shared arguably the most iconic, bitter rivalry seen in British boxing during the nineties, with Eubank winning the first via ninth-round stoppage before the rematch ended in a draw three years later. Remarkably, another sensational chapter to the Eubank-Benn rivalry is set to be written towards the end of this year as both men put family bragging rights on the line in the capital.
According to McKenna, the bout is set to take place at a 156-pound catchweight due to the differences in weight between the pair, with Eubank currently operating at the 160-pound middleweight limit while Benn’s fighting down at welterweight (147-pounds).
The pair’s promoters, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom and Kalle Sauerland of Wasserman Boxing, have a good working relationship and so British fight fans can remain optimistic about the resumption of the Benn-Eubank rivalry once again in 2022.