UK rivals Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn will collide at a catchweight on DAZN Pay Per View live from The O2 on October 8.
An unmissable event for fight fans worldwide, Eubank Jr vs. Benn promises to be one of the most electrifying British boxing contests in decades as the sons of two of the sport’s most famous names battle it out in an incredible second-generation showdown.
Eubank vs Benn rivalry
Eubank Snr and Benn Snr captured the nation’s imagination with their bitter rivalry during a boom era for British boxing in the early nineties.
The pair laid it all on the line in front of millions on terrestrial TV, sharing two legendary battles in 1990 and 1993.
Eubank Snr stopped his foe in the ninth round of their first bruising battle at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
It took three years for the rematch to happen, which took place at a sold-out Old Trafford in Manchester.
The WBC and WBO Super-Middleweight Titles clash ended in a draw, and the pair never fought each other again.
But their sons will reignite the family feud in one of the biggest fights the UK has ever seen.
Eubank Jr vs Benn
Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) heads into his blockbuster bout with Benn coming off the back of an impressive shutout points win over Liam Williams at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. He showed his class by knocking down the Welshman four times.
Having previously campaigned at Super-Middleweight, the 32-year-old is a former two-time IBO Super-Middleweight Champion.
He captured the IBO crown with a 10th-round stoppage win over Renold Quinlan in 2017. Eubank defended the belt against German legend Arthur Abraham and Avni Yildirim.
Eubank then shared a colossal clash with George Groves for the WBA 168lbs World Title in February 2018. He was defeated on points.
However, Eubank Jr reclaimed the IBO Title in 2019 with a spectacular performance against rival James DeGale at The O2 in London.
Returning to the Middleweight division, Eubank Jr claimed the WBA Interim Middleweight World Title for the second time with a TKO win over former World Title challenger Matvey Korobov in December 2019.
He also made his US debut at the Barclays Center in New York.
Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) has exploded onto the world welterweight scene with a series of eye-catching wins. They have propelled the big-hitting 25-year-old Essex native into the top five rankings with all recognized governing bodies.
He sent out a vicious warning to his 147lbs rivals by wiping out Samuel Vargas inside the opening round at the Copper Box Arena in April 2020. He lived up to his nickname as he took just one minute and 20 seconds to halt the durable Colombian viciously.
‘The Destroyer’ secured a stunning knockout win over former World Champion Chris Algieiri in December 2021. He took out the American with a brutal right hand in the fourth round of their top-of-the-bill clash at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Another devastating early finish followed at Manchester’s AO Arena in April. Benn demolished South Africa’s Chris van Heerden inside two rounds.
He sent an emphatic message to the top names in the ultra-competitive 147lbs division.
Now one of the hottest properties in world boxing, Benn dares to be great by leaping up in weight. He will challenge himself against former super-middleweight world title challenger Eubank Jr,
It’s a fight that will bring the UK to a standstill.
“We are thrilled to be broadcasting this mega fight in October to boxing fans worldwide,” said Joseph Markowski, EVP, DAZN.
“Benn and Eubank are two of the most storied names in British boxing. You have two of the most exciting fighters in Conor and Chris.
“Don’t miss this fight. We look forward to showcasing this blockbuster evening worldwide on DAZN.”
Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will collide in a colossal catchweight clash at The O2 in London. The fight occurs on Saturday, October 8.
It will get shown exclusively live on DAZN worldwide.
DAZN PPV in the UK and Ireland, 30 years on from their iconic father’s second showdown at Old Trafford.