CONOR BENN and Chris Eubank Jr meet in the middle – but no half measures – for their catchweight banger at the O2.
The long-awaited update of the family feud, 29 years after their fathers second legendary fight, has been confirmed for October 8th.
And while Eubank Jr. goes smaller in terms of height, Benn will make it bigger — as he may gain about 10 pounds to reach the 157-pound weight.
Sussex superstar Eubank, 32, is superior in experience, size and reach.
But London’s Benn has youth on his side – by seven years – and has a perfect record of 20 wins.
Perhaps that is why he warned his long-awaited rival: “You will not fight again after sharing the ring with me, I will be your last fight!”
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His confidence could be bolstered by rules designed to prevent Eubank’s naturally heavier stature from becoming an unfair advantage.
Aside from the catch weight between the two, there’s a strict rehydration clause that further limits Eubank’s ability to pack on mass.
If anything, that should help Benn – as controlling his fluid intake should be easier.
All water is under the bridge at the moment, however, as Eubank has finally signed his half of the contract for a grudge fight that could well be worth the weight.
As he said in July, “What fight fan wouldn’t want to see it?
“Two legends, their sons fight each other and both are doing great things in the boxing world.
“Right now it doesn’t make sense, but in a few years when Benn is a little filled in and I want to have a little bit of fun, we can do it, but not now.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/boxing/5965871/conor-benn-chris-eubank-jr-fight-02/ Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr.: How the two rivals compare as the pair prepare to reignite the family rivalry on October 8 at The O2