Chris Eubank Jr has revealed that his father will be involved in his fight with Conor Benn.
The former IBO super-middleweight champion will be back between the ropes on October 8 when he reignites the feud between the two families by taking on the undefeated welterweight.
Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) takes on the son of Nigel Benn at the O2 Arena in London, exclusively live in the UK and Ireland on DAZN Pay-Per-View and worldwide on DAZN.
And the 32-year-old, whose losses to date have been on points to George Groves and Billy Joe Saunders respectively, has confirmed that his father, Chris Eubank Sr., will be in the corner with him on the night.
He took to social media to clarify that it will be his Dad, rather than the usual head trainer Roy Jones Jr., who he will be taking instructions from in between rounds.
It was in 1990 and again in 1993 that Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn fought two brutal world title fights.
Eubank Sr. won the first one via ninth-round stoppage, picking up the WBO middleweight title in the process, but the second fight, which took place at super-middleweight at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, ended in a draw.
There is a rehydration clause, which was rumoured to be around 10lbs, and a hefty £100,000-per-pound — or more, if promoter Eddie Hearn is to be believed, fine for either fighter who tips the scales over the limit. However, it seems that the amount Eubank Jr is able to put back after the 157lb weigh-in is stricter than most originally thought.
Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith insisted in the aftermath of the announcement that the fight could well have sold out a stadium, while group chairman Eddie Hearn reckons the fight will be a smash hit on pay-per-view.