Nigel Benn is calling on Chris Eubank to agree a third fight almost 22 years on from the last time the two warriors shared the ring in Manchester, England.
‘The Dark Detroyer’ is using his social media account to goad Eubank and says a contract has already been drawn up for the ex-world champions to fight in March of next year.
“Come on Chris Eubank, if you want it I’m ready for next March. Get your agent to agree the contract and let’s get it signed. Don’t be all mouth no trousers,” said Benn.
“Eubank is hard work, he is not the full ticket. I’m ready to sign contracts, but he will miss a great opportunity.”
The first epic instalment of the Benn v Eubank saga took place in 1990 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham ending with Benn losing via a ninth round stoppage. The rematch took three years to make, but was just as enthralling and ruled a split decision draw after twelve rounds of war.
Benn has been posting videos of himself in the gym and looks in tremendous shape, whilst Eubank is somewhat more withdrawn from social media and is more likely to be heard giving instructions at one of his son Chris Jr’s fights.
Eubank is 48 years of age though and Benn is three years older at 51, even so, a charity/exhibition clash would still have fans clamouring to see it – such is the interest in the rivalry which is now over a quarter of a century old.
From the very first time Benn and Eubank shared the same TV studio, the sport has been gripped to see what happens next and if Benn gets his way, a trilogy fight is on the cards to potentially end the argument once and for all.
Me in the gym earlier today pic.twitter.com/12MejewgzP
— Nigel Benn (@NigelGBenn) June 22, 2015