Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) heads into the bout off the back of a career-best performance against Liam Williams in February; Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) most recently beat South Africa's Chris van Heerden inside two rounds.
Wednesday 10 August 2022 07:16, UK
Chris Eubank Jr will fight Conor Benn in a catchweight clash at The O2 in London on Saturday October 8.
Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) heads into the bout off the back of a career-best performance against Liam Williams in February.
Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) most recently beat South Africa's Chris van Heerden inside two rounds.
"I grew up watching their legendary battles and always wanting to emulate that, and find my own arch nemesis… could this now be Conor Benn? We will find out," said Eubank Jr.
"He has walked the same path as I have. I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to break out of that shadow and make his own name. If he can beat me, his name will be made, and he will never walk in his father's shadow again.
"It's a fight that's going to spark the imagination of the British public, that's what I'm happy about. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it's the biggest fight of my career."
Benn said: "This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn't pass up. My team and I had other options on the table as I'm currently ranked top five with all governing bodies at welterweight and no doubt I'm looking for a world championship fight very soon, but this fight is embedded with so much history and I know it's one the public really want to see. To me this fight is personal - it's more than titles and rankings, this is unfinished business between our families!
"All I know is that from my side, this will be an all-out war, last man standing kind of fight. Neither will give up until the last bell rings. I won't be looking to take this to the score cards though, this will be explosive from the off. I'm so up for this."