After two ring fights, the boxing rivalry between Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn has a rich history. Now, their sons will fight and carry on their feud.
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the O2 Arena in London, a fight between the current WBA Continental welterweight champion from Essex and the previous IBO World super-middleweight champion from Brighton is scheduled.
The 32-year-old “NXT GEN” is bigger and more experienced than “The Destroyer,” but “The Destroyer” is on a hot streak after eliminating his last two opponents.
Below is everything we know about the upcoming fight.
UPDATE August 13: You can hear exactly what was said between Eubank Jr & Benn during intense face-off!
UPDATE August 11: George Groves issues warning after fight announcement!
UPDATE August 10: Conor Benn confident he will become the first man to knock out Chris Eubank Jr!
UPDATE July 29: Eddie Hearn denies claims it’s a quick cash grab!
The fight card has not been released yet, but we will update this area as soon as new information becomes available. Stay tuned for more information.
The start time for the fight between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr is set at 10 pm UK Time (5 pm ET).
We will update you as soon as we have more information available.
Date and how to watch
Live coverage of the fight will be available on DAZN, which costs viewers £7.99 / $9,45 per month. However, since the battle will be broadcast on the pay-per-view side, there will be an extra fee. You can stream DAZN using a computer, a smart TV, a gaming console, a mobile, a tablet, and other devices.
Fans can also watch the fight live at The O2 in London, United Kingdom. Tickets for the event are on sale via Stage Front. The cost of a ticket ranges from $4140.15 / £3,500 to $2957.25 / £2,500 each depending on seating arrangements.
Conor Benn vs Chris Eubank Jr Fighter Stats
Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr’s stats, according to Box.Live, can be found below.
- Nationality: British
- Born: September 28, 1996
- Height: 5’8”
- Reach: 68.1 inches
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 21-0, 14 wins by knockout.
- Stance: Orthodox (R)
Chris Eubank Jr
- Nationality: British
- Born: September 18, 1989
- Height: 5’11”
- Reach: 72.4 inches
- Total fights: 34
- Record: 32-2, 23 wins by knockout.
- Stance: Orthodox (R)
Benn, who now competes at 147 pounds and is in line for a shot at the world title, is willing to lift his weight to 157 pounds to face Eubank Jr. Benn’s style might provide issues for Eubank, who enjoys showcasing his impressive abilities.
It is anticipated that Eubank will use his advantage of 4.5 reach to annoy Benn and counter him. Benn will be dangerous in the first rounds due to his hitting strength, therefore Eubank’s composure and skill will be crucial.
When it advances past the sixth round, it is anticipated that the balance will flip to Eubank’s advantage. Overall, Benn and Eubank are slightly outmatched, and in the title matches, where “NXT Gen” may have the opportunity to defeat “The Destroyer,” Benn’s aggression will be used against Eubank.
According to Betting Insider Journal, the odds lie in Chris Eubank Jr.’s favour. With an implied win probability of 38.4%, Conor Benn opens as a -160 betting underdog. At these odds, a $100 wager on Benn will return $160. Chris Eubank Jr., who is rated as a -210 favorite in this matchup, is the more experienced and physically larger boxer.
|Chris Eubank Jr||-210 / 10/21|
|Conor Benn||+160 / 8/5|
Quotes from the fighters
Conor Benn: “This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t pass up. “To me this fight is personal, it’s more than titles and rankings, this is unfinished business between our families!
“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 that 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.”
Chris Eubank Jr: “I grew up watching their legendary battles and always wanting to emulate that, to find my own arch nemesis. Could this now be Conor Benn? We will find out. 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.”
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