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, ended in a controversial draw, with most believing Benn should have got the victory.
Now, 29 years on, minus a day, their sons will clash.
Eubank Jr., 32, who was told by Benn upon the announcement of the fight that he would suffer his first defeat by stoppage in the clash, knows the struggle the 25-year-old has endured in his pro career to date.
“He has walked the same path as I have. I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to break out of that shadow and make his own name.
“If he can beat me, his name will be made and he will never walk in his father’s shadow again.”
What’s being billed as ‘Born Rivals‘, Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will come face to face at a launch press conference at Glaziers Hall in London Bridge this Friday August 12 ahead of their colossal catchweight clash at The O2 in London on Saturday October 8.
Press conference live stream
Today’s London press conference is expected to kick off at 1pm UK time and you can follow all the live coverage right here courtesy of Matchroom Boxing on YouTube:
When is the Launch press conference for Eubank Jr vs Benn?
The press conference is scheduled to start at 1pm UK time on Friday, August 12.
How can I watch the Launch press conference for Eubank Jr vs Benn?
You can follow all the coverage live via Matchroom Boxing on YouTube.
When is Eubank Jr vs Benn?
Eubank Jr vs Benn is on Saturday October 8th.
Where is Eubank Jr vs Benn?
The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London.
How can I watch Eubank Jr vs Benn?
Eubank Jr vs Benn will be broadcast globally on DAZN. The event will be pay-per-view in the UK with a price yet to be set.