Conor Benn has revealed that his fight with Chris Eubank Jr will hopefully be announced in the next couple of days.
The final details of the contract are being ironed out, with it understood that October 8 will be the date of the clash at the O2 Arena in London.
Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) told talkSPORT that he is waiting on the fight to be finalised:
“We’ll hopefully have the announcement in 24/48 hours. I’m waiting for it to be finalised, that’s all.”
Rumours have been circulating that the delay in the announcement was due to a snag about a proposed rehydration clause.
The pair have reportedly agreed to a 156lb catchweight bout. Nigel Benn’s son plies his trade at welterweight, which is 147lbs, while Eubank Jr. – the offspring of former two-time world champion Eubank Sr. – has boxed as high as super-middleweight and is currently campaigning at around 160lbs.
Benn is giving up a sizeable weight advantage to take the fight against the second-generation Eubank (32-2, 23 KOs) and that has led to his team being keen to insert a rehydration clause into the contest deal which will see them having to weigh in again on the morning of the fight.
Eubank Jr was last in the ring in an impressive 12-round demolition job of Liam Williams back in February, while Benn headlined Manchester Arena in a defence of his WBA Continental welterweight crown back in April against durable South African veteran Chris van Heerden who was stopped inside two.
The fight, which Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn denied for a period of time was even under discussion, is expected to be broadcasted on DAZN PPV with estimates suggesting that the winner will pocket the majority of the total purse.