A big fight announcement could be revealed this week by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Appearing on The DAZN Boxing Show the 43-year-old hinted that confirmation of an all-British blockbuster between Conor Benn and Chris-Eubank is imminent.
“We talked about this big fight coming.”
“I’m pretty confident we’re gonna give you some very big fight news this week.”
“Watch this space.”
His spot on the show yesterday just so happened to coincide with a tweet from Benn in the afternoon.
“The Team Benn Camp has started!”
The 23-year-old could be seen already in excellent condition as he practiced movement and combinations on the bag.
The Team Benn camp has started! pic.twitter.com/jGdTNiiDm4
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) July 25, 2022
A catch-weight fight between the two has been in the works for a while but the realistic possibility of it happening picked up momentum this month.
First revealed by the Daily Star the all-British marquee event would take place on October 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The fight would also provide the first opportunity for DAZN to launch a pay-per-view in the UK.
One stumbling block in the way of the fight taking place had been the rehydration clause.
Benn’s normal weigh-in limit is 147lbs (Welterweight) while Eubank Jr would come in at 160lbs (Middleweight).
An agreement of 156lbs is in place but how many pounds the two men put on between the Friday and Saturday had been disputed.
If Hearn is to be believed, then all obstacles are out of the way and two of the biggest surnames in British boxing look set to renew hostilities 29 years on since Nigel and Chris Sr. fought in a World Super Middleweight title unification at Old Trafford.