Chris Eubank post earns criticism and challenge form Nigel Benn
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 22/09/16 2:59pm
Nigel Benn has reacted angrily after Chris Eubank appeared to include his old foe on a social media post directed at Tommy Langford.
Benn (42-5-1-KO35) has long been chasing a third clash with fellow two-weight world champion Eubank (45-5-2-KO23) despite the pair being 52 and 50 respectively.
Eubank's son, Chris Eubank Jr, recently withdrew from a scheduled British middleweight defence against Tommy Langford and vacated the belt - prompting an angry response from the challenger and his promoter.
On Thursday, Eubank posted on social media: "They gee you up and then live in hope that you may cause an upset. If I don't protect you, the danger you're in is real as told to NB. #You'rewelcome."
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'NB' may refer to Nick Blackwell or Nigel Benn but 'The Dark Destroyer' was swift to reply to Eubank on his own social media site. He said: "Nobody gees me up and plus I know you very well.
"Don't talk about a fight and then back out. I have called you, emailed you and texted you. All I want is either a yes or no. As simple as that.
"Just talk straight instead of beating around the bush and talking rubbish for the last three years about you're going to give me another [fight]. Bum."
Benn and Eubank fought out a classic in Birmingham in 1990 in which the latter seized the WBO world middleweight crown via ninth-round stoppage and the pair subsequently drew a rematch three years later in a world super-middleweight title unification bout.
In June, Eubank angered Benn's son Conor Benn at a press conference by suggesting his father should play a more active role in his career.