CONOR BENN will sit down with dad Nigel this week and watch his old man’s brutal two fights with Chris Eubank Sr together for the first time.
The British boxing legends both tried to dissuade their sons from the sport.
But Benn Jr., 26, meets Chris Jr., 33, in a 157-pound catchweight bout on Saturday to settle the family feud.
Eubank Sr, 56, picked up the original 1990 meeting in Birmingham with a ninth-round stoppage.
Benn, 58, need only win the 1993 return at Old Trafford for the fight to be called a controversial draw.
Growing up in Spain and Australia, Conor never really realized what a great hero his father was in England.
But he caught up on all of the world champion’s two-weight fights on YouTube.
Benn Sr. has flown in from his native Down Under to live and train with his boy ahead of Saturday’s showdown at London’s O2.
And this week, they’ll curl up on the sofa in Essex and relive the legendary battles together for the first time.
Conor revealed: “I never actually watched them with my dad.
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“I’m in my little bubble and this is about doing what I have to do.
“If I started listening to the press, I could get involved in the whole thing.
“He’s an opponent of mine to deal with and that’s how I see it.
“I’ll probably look at the fights in fight week and start really tapping into that zone.
“Yes, we’ll do that together. My father will be able to remember every stroke.”
Almost 30 years later, when asked if revenge was a dish best served ice cold, Conor grinned: “Everybody knows my dad won the second fight.
“It would be nice to get that win. Everyone knows my father won the last fight but never got the decision.”
Benn Sr and Eubank Sr both won world middleweight and super middleweight titles.
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The boys’ bout was fought at a catch weight of 157 pounds, although welterweight Conor typically operates at 147 pounds and middleweight Chris Jr. operates at 160 pounds.
Eubank Sr has boycotted the fight and urged fans to do the same, saying the extra 3 pounds his son needs to lose is dangerous.
Nigel, in stark contrast, was part of Conor’s camp the entire time, running, biking and volunteering for sparring.
It’s been a huge inspiration for the younger misfit – but there remains one thing father and son just can’t agree on.
Conor said: “My father is more of a reminder to me of who I am, the blood that runs through my veins.
“The way I fight is with ferocity, intensity and malice, it all comes out of me. This is the gladiator blood I have in me.”
And the one thing they can’t agree on?
Conor laughed: “He says I can’t get dressed but have you seen his gear? Except for fashion, I take his advice.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6359725/conor-benn-chris-eubank-boxing-fight/ Conor Benn watches Chris Eubank Sr classics with dad Nigel for the first time before seeking a settlement to the family feud