Both Matchroom and Wasserman Boxing have announced the full undercard for the upcoming catchweight showdown between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn on October 8th, live on DAZN pay-per-view.
The pair, whose fathers combined in the nineties to form the most iconic British boxing rivalry, will put family pride on the line and look to continue their father’s legacies at London’s O2 Arena in a huge all-British affair. While the main event is already provoking considerable intrigue among those inside the boxing fraternity and the wider mainstream public, the undercard for the event has also been questioned given that no updates had been given despite the fight set to take place in just over two weeks time.
However, on Thursday afternoon the supporting cast was finally confirmed, with undefeated middleweights Felix Cash (15-0-0, 10KOs) and Connor Coyle (17-0-0, 7KOs) set to face-off in a ten-round contest at 160lbs. Cash passed a considerable gut-check last time out, picking himself up off the canvas on two occasions to edge past Russia’s Magomed Madiev at Alexandra Palace, while Coyle who has primarily fought out of the United States went eight rounds against Silverio Ortiz respectively.
Super-bantamweight prospect Ellie Scotney (5-0-0) competes for the first major title of her career when she takes on Spain’s European champion Mary Romero (8-2-0, 2KOs). Scotney harbours ambitions of becoming world champion in 2023 and victory over Romero would mark a big step-up towards achieving that.
Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Galal Yafai (2-0-0, 2KOs) also looks to continue his one-hundred-per-cent knockout record in a ten-round flyweight clash with Gohan Rodriguez Garcia (12-1-1, 1KOs). Super-lightweight Harlem Eubank (15-0-0, 6KOs) continues his development over six rounds against David Campillo (11-3-1, 1KOs), while Birkenhead’s Chloe Watson (3-0-0) takes on Nancy Franco (19-17-2, 5KOs) at flyweight. Shannon Courtenay (7-2-0, 3KOs) will make her professional return twelve months on from her defeat to Jamie Mitchell in Liverpool, taking on Gemma Ruegg (5-4-0, 1KO) at bantamweight. Light-heavyweight Lyndon Arthur will also appear on the card following his successful return in Bolton last week, with an opponent yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.