It was finally confirmed that Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. will clash later this year.
The pair will meet at a catchweight on October 8, exclusively live on DAZN worldwide and DAZN PPV in the UK & Ireland.
The pay-per-view price for the showdown, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London, has yet to be set, but one other unknown, the catchweight, seems to have been settled at 157 pounds.
Well known boxing writer, Dan Rafael, tweeted the news about the contracted weight:
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) August 10, 2022
It was initially thought that Benn (21-0, 14 KOs), a career welterweight, would face the middleweight (32-2, 23 KOs), who has also campaigned at 168lbs, is a former world title challenger and will come down to his lowest weight ever, at 156lbs, but Dan’s sources claim that there is an extra pound allowed on the scales, with a hefty $100,000-per-pound fine for each fighter if they come in above that weight.
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 draw.
Now, 29 years on, minus a day, their sons will clash.
And Eubank Jr., 32, who was told upon the announcement of the fight by Benn 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.”