Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will meet on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the O2 Arena in London. It is a fight that has given fans plenty of excitement ahead of what should be an iconic event. Thirty years after the iconic clash between the two fathers at Old Trafford, Eubank Jr and Benn will look to settle the score again in one of the year's most significant fights.
For Benn, this will be a chance to cement himself as one of British boxing's biggest rising stars, while Eubank Jr will be hoping a win here can further propel himself towards a world title shot in the near future. The undercard to the historic fight features Olympic gold medalist Galal Yafai defending his WBC International flyweight title against Gohan Rodriguez Garcia and rising light heavyweight Lyndon Arthur, with plenty of other action.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Chris Eubank Jr vs. Conor Benn.
Benn vs Eubank Jr: Date and start time
The 12-round super-welterweight clash is set to be held on Saturday, October 8.
It is taking place at the The O2 Arena in London.
The fight night will get going at 5pm on the night with the main card beginning from around 7pm.
Ring walks for Benn vs Eubank Jr are expected from 10pm.
Benn vs Eubank Jr: What’s been said?
Benn: “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t pass up.
“My team and I had other options on the table as I’m currently ranked top five with all governing bodies at welterweight and no doubt, I’m looking for a world championship fight very soon, but this fight is embedded with so much history and I know it’s one the public really want to see.
“To me this fight is personal – it’s more than titles and rankings, this is unfinished business between our families!
“All I know is that from my side, this will be an all-out war, last man standing kind of fight. Neither will give up until the last bell rings.
“I won’t be looking to take this to the score cards though, this will be explosive from the off. I’m so up for this.”
Eubank Jr: “I grew up watching legendary battles and always wanting to emulate that, and find my own arch nemesis… could this now be Conor Benn? We will find out.
“He has walked the same path as I have. I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to break out of that shadow and make his own name.
“If he can beat me, his name will be made, and he will never walk in his father’s shadow again.
“It’s a fight that’s going to spark the imagination of the British public, that’s what I’m happy about. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it’s the biggest fight of my career.”
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