‘Call me delusional’ – Conor Benn vows to become the first man to meet Chris Eubank Jr

CONOR BENN has risked sounding “delusional” by vowing to become the first man to break Chris Eubank Jr.

The pair face a sensational catchweight fight for the ages on October 8, nearly 30 years after their fathers’ famous rematch.

Conor Benn will face Chris Eubank Jr. on October 11th

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Conor Benn will face Chris Eubank Jr. on October 11thCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn face off in a catchweight match

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Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn face off in a catchweight matchCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

The fight is believed to be locked in at 157lbs, meaning Benn will have to jump 10lbs from his usual 147lb weight class.

While Eubank Jr. is a career middleweight at 160 pounds who has even fought up to 168 pounds.

And his two losses – to Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves – came on the scorecards after 12 rounds.

But powerhouse Benn – who has 14 knockouts in his 21 wins – believes he can become the only man who can stop Eubank Jr.

He said Matchroom boxes: “Call me delusional, call me confident, call me anything you want. I think I can be the first man to stop Chris.”

25-year-old Benn has continued to climb up the welterweight rankings to build on a first world title.

Eubank Jr., 32, on the other hand, is increasingly frustrated with his lack of championship opportunities.

So he turned his attention to Benn and followed their fathers legendary fights in the 1990s.

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Eubank won the first epic fight against nemesis Nigel before they drew three years later in 1993.

A trilogy never materialized, leaving their prize-wrestling sons to rekindle the rivalry over three decades later.

Eubank Jr said: “It’s a fight that will capture the imagination of the British public, I’m delighted about that.

“In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype, it’s the biggest fight of my career.”

Benn added, “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank split in their 1993 rematch

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Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank split in their 1993 rematchPhoto credit: Getty

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