Benn debut opens up possibility of fight versus Eubank’s son at 140

Nathanael Wilson / Lawrence Lustig

A future fight between the sons of fierce rivals Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank could happen down the line, according to promoter Tommy Dove.

Dove is helping the career of Eubank Sr’s estranged son Nathanael ‘Banks’ Wilson, who is currently lined up for a second fight at the super lightweight limit on April 30 in London.

Benn’s offspring Conor made his debut this past Saturday night at the O2 Arena with a first round stoppage victory meaning the two are on a potential collision course in the 140 pound division.

At 27, Wilson is a full eight years older than Benn, although if both progress at a similar rate in the pro ranks, some sort of title bout could be in the offing.

“I believe Nathanael has the ability to go far and he’s got a good team around him,” said Dove.

“He has an experienced manager in Alec Wilkey, and though he’s rough around the edges, he’s certainly tough and vicious.

“With a bit of fine tuning it’s my belief that Wilson could become a real star and as I’m part of the journey it’s my responsibility to make sure that me and Alec are moving him in the right direction.

“On the Benn fight, one day who knows. Both have the potential and with Benn signing with Matchroom and winning his debut, it looks as though he too has got the pedigree.

“Good luck to him and to Wilson also, so you’ll just have to watch this space to see if the fight can be made down the line,” he added.

Much has been made of a potential trilogy fight between veterans Benn and Eubank themselves, but with their sons operating in the same poundage, the potential to prolong the rivalry even further is now firmly in the offing.