Chris Eubank Jr wants to face Jake Paul after he ‘deals’ with Conor Benn.
The 32-year-old, who has boxed as high as super middleweight in the professional ranks, will take on Benn, the career-welterweight, at a catchweight on October 8.
Eubank Jr., the son of Chris Eubank Sr., is set to come up against the son of Nigel Benn at the O2 Arena in London.
The family feud has laid dormant for nearly 30 years, but the pair thrashed out an agreement to reignite it.
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 at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, ended in a draw.
Now, 29 years later, minus a day, their sons will take to the ring.
At the opening press conference to promote the fight, Eubank Jr. said that he would quit the sport if he suffers defeat at the hands of the 25-year-old.
“If I lose to Conor Benn I am finished. I’ll be 60 per cent on the night and that’ll be enough to do whatever I want with you.”
But despite claiming he would hang them up if he loses, Eubank Jr. has reiterated his desire to fight Jake Paul.
The influencer has a record of five fights unbeaten since turning his hand to the professional game and Eubank Jr believes it will be an easy night.
He told The Mirror:
“Of course. To be honest, I would love to fight Jake Paul.”
“It is free money. Sure, I am a prizefighter.”
Eubank posted a message on Twitter prior to the announcement of his fight with Benn, claiming he would take on the American without a problem.
“Yo Jake Paul. Once I deal with Benn and you take care of Rahman how about me and you go for a couple of rounds.”
Yo @jakepaul once I deal with Benn & you take care of Rahman how about me & you go a couple rounds. I’ll come in at 160 you come in at whatever weight you want… Winner gets CANELO 😎 & don’t worry I ain’t no Tommy Fury… if I say ima do something, it gets done. https://t.co/81Dt7dSCsj
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) July 20, 2022
Paul did not end up fighting the aforementioned [Hasim] Rahman [Jr] at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 6 after the opponent failed to stick to the agreed weight for the clash.
“I’ll come in at 160lb, you come in at whatever weight you want. Winner gets CANELO. And don’t worry I am not Tommy Fury, if I say I will do something, it gets done.”
Paul was set to face Fury before visa issues forced him out of the fight and saw Rahman Jr. drafted in, only for that to fall off at the 11th hour.
Eubank Jr. is limited to the amount of weight he can gain after the weigh-in against Benn, with a strict rehydration clause, but he told media that the disadvantages imposed on him were fair.
“That’s fair, because if I’m 100 per cent, it’s a public execution. I have to be at a disadvantage to make the fight reasonable.”
“I can’t do anything else but take you lightly, I underestimate you because I know what I am.”