Harlem Eubank believes a fight between his cousin Chris Jr and Conor Benn will happen.
Despite Benn fighting at Welterweight and Eubank Jr at Middleweight, providing a difference of 13 pounds, a catch-weight agreement of 156lbs has been agreed for the bout to take place.
Benn and his promoter Eddie Hearn have teased a potential announcement this week for what would be DAZN’s first UK pay-per-view.
Harlem fights tomorrow night live on Channel 5 in Newcastle against Eliot Chavez. Yesterday, Boxing Social’s Ali Drew caught up with the unbeaten Super Lightweight and asked him for his thoughts on a potential Benn-Eubank Jr fight.
“I probably know about as much as you. Chris is keeping his cards close to his chest. I think it will happen to be honest but in terms of inside information I’m just as well informed as you.”
“What an event it would be. It would be a very entertaining build-up. Obviously, the dads involved, the personalities are similar, not quite the same, but similar so I’ll think they’ll rub each other up in a similar manner.”
“But I think they both know it’s an event and it’s not like they’re the same weight and they’re challenging each other. It’s more of an entertainment event, I think. It’s engaged the public and people want to see it.”
The 28-year-old was asked earlier in the week by Boxing Social’s Harry Judd how he thought the fight might play out.
“Chris is too big, too aggressive, too tenacious. I can see Conor having some success early but once Chris gets the gears going he’s going to be too much and it will end in a stoppage.”
Harlem knows that if it were to happen that there would be a possibility he would appear on the undercard, something which he would jump at.
“I’d love to be on that undercard. What an undercard to be on. Especially with that clash, with the names and obviously to have another Eubank on the card just makes sense. I’d love to put in a statement on that card for sure.”
The Brighton fighter is unbeaten in 14 fights and put in two good performances recently against Viorel Simion and Sean Dodd.
With momentum building and a free-to-air TV audience seeing more and more of him Eubank would love to capitalise on all of it by fighting for the British title.
The vacant 140lbs strap will be contested next month between the highly touted Dalton Smith and Sam O’Maison. Eubank told Boxing Social he wants the winner.
“I want the big fights. The British, I think I’ve done more than anyone domestically to put myself in line for that.”
“The winner of that fight would be perfect but who’s to say what they want to do. I’ve got to stay focused on myself. It’s me v me.”