Conor Benn has vowed to become the first man to stop Chris Eubank Jr.
The WBA Continental welterweight champion will put his unbeaten record on the line as he steps up in weight to take on the son of former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank.
Benn (21-0, 14 KOs), the son of former world champion Nigel, will come up against the second-generation Eubank on October 8.
The O2 Arena in London will play host to the clash and it will be streamed exclusively live worldwide on DAZN and on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the UK & Ireland.
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.
In an exclusive interview with the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel, Benn said:
“This is a legacy fight.”
“It was a great rivalry between Eubank Sr. and my Dad, Nigel Benn, and it was a fight that’s even still spoken about now.
“It’s one of the great British rivalries and the legacy lives on. It really is for the legacy, this fight, and I feel like the stars have aligned for this moment.”
Eubank Jr, a middleweight who has also campaigned at 168lbs and is a former world title challenger, will come down to his lowest weight ever, with the fight expected to be at 156lbs.
“I feel like my whole career has been on me.”
“It’s been on me facing the challenges by myself and really separating myself from my Dad, doing the training on my own, the fighting on my own and my Dad being there but being distant from me, so for me to be fighting his former foe’s son, it’s going to be a special moment.”
But Benn has promised that he will force the 32-year-old (32-2, 23 KOs) back to the drawing board by handing him his first loss.
“Me winning this fight clarifies and cements the Benn legacy, in my opinion. In the last fight, I believe my Dad should have won. The whole world believes that. So the fact it was a draw means that it’s time for the sons to settle the business and set the score straight and I believe without a shadow of a doubt that I’m going to have my hand raised at the end of it.”
It was a fight which was first floated into the ether after Eubank Jr beat Liam Williams earlier this year.
And after plenty of back-and-forth between the pair, their camps and everything around the fight, the British boxing fans and the general public are going to see the rivalry resume once more.
“The world title, at welterweight, is the end goal, but this, for me, is a legacy moment and jumping up in weight isn’t a problem for me.
“He may be able to absorb my shots a bit better, you won’t see me tiring in there, and although he’s fallen short a few times, he’s a good fighter.
“That makes for a great fight and I thought he’d have achieved more. He thinks I’ll be his easiest night and I’ll just go in there and do what I’ve got to do. I’m confident of beating any man, I’m going to steam straight into him and I’ll be the first man to stop him.”