Exclusive: ‘It would be fantastic if it happens’ – Eubank Sr confirms willingness for Benn trilogy fight
Chris Eubank Sr. has spoken to WBN regarding a potential third fight with old nemesis Nigel Benn 23 years on from their last meeting at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The two world champions locked horns at the famous stadium in an epic draw for the WBO and WBC super-middleweight titles, almost three years on from Eubank’s original stoppage win in Birmingham at 160 pounds.
Since then, talk of a trilogy meeting has dominated headlines between the pair, who have both stated in separate reports that they are interested in rekindling the rivalry one more time.
Now 49 and 52 respectively, Eubank remains hopeful that an agreement is forthcoming with Benn.
“It would be fantastic. It would be great. It would be wonderful…if it happens,” Eubank exclusively told World Boxing News in a recent interview.
“But who is to know and who can predict? There is a willingness, let’s just say this and when there is a press conference to be call, it shall be called.”
Although the pair get on better these days than the famously tense TV appearances of the past, Eubank stressed the importance of handling himself respectably whenever he’s in the presence of Benn.
“There’s nothing like bad blood in the great game of boxing. (But for my part) I was always civil,” he said.
“You’ll never be able to find a cutting or an interview in which you have heard or seen me say something ungentlemanly. That, I don’t do. I live to the principles of the warrior and I admire the warrior. We yearn to aspire to be what the warrior stands for, but as important as that is, It’s also as important to remain humble. It is equally important as the two, manners and humility, are as powerful as being a great champion.
“If you’re a great champion and you don’t have manners – no-one cares. You can be nothing, do nothing and achieve nothing, but manners and humility everybody will respect, love and appreciate you for it,” added Eubank.