Chris Eubank Jr will hit his lowest weight to date as a pro when he meets Conor Benn – but he’ll do so in front of a sold-out crowd.
The two sons of the British legend, Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn, will compete to protect the family legacy on October 8.
The O2 Arena in London will host the intriguing clash, set at 157 poundsand it will be streamed exclusively on DAZN worldwide and DAZN Pay-Per-View in the UK and Ireland.
The price for the pay-per-view has yet to be revealed by the broadcaster, but ticket prices to witness the match live were not enough to prevent the event from selling out in record time.
Considering the prices – £1,250 for VIP, £500 for ringside and £40 for a cheap seat, with other services in between – this is a pretty good deal, with reports suggesting it takes just 47 minutes for the entire allocation to be summed up by the public wanting to see the rebirth of a competition that has been dormant for 29 years – minus one day.
Frank Smith, CEO of Matchroom Boxing whose girlfriend is Eubank Jr’s sister and promoter of Benn along with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom, said last week that the war could be even bigger.
“We know it’s huge.
“It could have sold out a stadium and it’s a pity that the time of year is just a little late in the year in terms of weather, but maybe we could have gotten somewhere bigger.
“Maybe in the future, there will be a few more of these down the line. Maybe we can do two or three. “
That was in 1990 and again in 1993, Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn fought in two devastating world battles.
Eubank Sr. won the first in the ninth minute of stoppage time, claiming the WBO middleweight title in the process, but the second game, which took place in the super middle at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, ended with draw score.