Nigel Benn has never been afraid to speak his mind but in doing so may have let a cat out the bag.
The former world champion’s son Conor has been the subject of widespread speculation that his next fight will come against Chris Eubank Jr on October 8, with the story first reported by the Daily Star.
Due to the different weight divisions that both men compete in (Welterweight and Middleweight) any fight would have to be made at a catchweight.
Another Briton who jumped from 147lbs to 160lbs in his career was Kell Brook. In 2016 the Sheffield boxer took on Kazakh wrecking ball Gennadiy Golovkin, ironically after Eubank Jr pulled out.
Brook lost in five rounds and took severe punishment resulting in a fractured eye socket. The topic was brought up on Twitter with one user saying.
“Brook was never the same after GGG. Can’t believe Hearn would be that moronic again – not at this stage in Benn’s career’”
Nigel Benn then replied to the comment:
“This is what Conor wants, this won’t ruin Conor he’s not made like that. Well let’s see how he does. Well I’m backing him, win lose or draw my friend.”
This is wat Conor wants, this won’t ruin Conor he’s not made lie that, well let’s c how he does well I’m backing him, win lose or draw my friend 😉👍🏾
— Nigel Benn (@NigelGBenn) July 14, 2022
After all the reports, the interviews and debate all it has taken is a tweet from Conor’s father to more or less confirm that the Benn-Eubank 30 year old rivalry will be renewed once again.