It was in 1990 and again in 1993 that Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn fought in two brutal matches for the world championship.
Eubank Sr secured the first win through the ninth inning stop, claiming the WBO middleweight title in the process, but the second match, which took place at super middleweight, ended in a contentious draw. controversial, with most people believing that Benn should have won.
Now, 29 years have passed, minus one day, their sons will clash.
Eubank Jr., 32 years old, who was informed by Benn when announcing the war that he will suffer his first defeat by stopping in the clashknows the struggle the 25-year-old has endured in his professional career so far.
“He was on the same path as me. I know his struggles. Live in the shadow of a legend and try to break out of that shadow and make a name for yourself.
“If he can defeat me, his name will be made and he will never walk in his father’s shadow again.”
What is billed as ‘Born Rivals‘, Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will go face-to-face during a launch press conference at Glaziers Hall in London Bridge this Friday, August 12 before their huge clash at The O2 in London on Saturday October 8.
Press conference live stream
Today’s press conference in London is scheduled to start at 1pm UK time and you can follow all the news live right here with the help of Matchroom Boxing on YouTube:
When will Eubank Jr vs Benn launch press conference take place?
The press conference is scheduled to start at 1pm UK time on Friday, August 12.
How to watch Eubank Jr vs Benn launch press conference?
You can track all coverages live via Matchroom Boxing on YouTube.
When is Eubank Jr vs Benn?
Eubank Jr vs Benn takes place on Saturday, October 8.
Where is Eubank Jr vs Benn?
The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London.
How to watch Eubank Jr vs Benn?
Eubank Jr vs Benn will be broadcast globally on DAZN. The event will take place on pay-per-view in the UK with prices yet to be set.