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Boxing: Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn - All you need to know

Almost 30 years on since the second and final bout between their two legendary fathers - Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn - their sons Chris Jr and Conor are set to rekindle this famous British rivalry at London's O2 Arena on 8th October.

Dubbed as a trilogy bout between the two fighting families, former IBO super-middleweight champion Eubank Jr and perhaps British boxing's biggest rising star Benn will collide in a 157lbs catchweight contest.

The settled weight for the fight has proved controversial, with 32-year-old Eubank Jr agreeing to undertake a harsh weight cut with 25-year-old Benn set to weigh in heavier than he ever has before.

With Chris Eubank Sr stopping Nigel Benn in their first fight in 1990, and the second bout ruled a draw three years later, there appears to be a score to settle between their two warrior sons.

Here's all you need to know about the history-making upcoming bout:

WhatChris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn
WhereThe O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
WhenApprox 22:00, Saturday 8th October 2022
How to watch:DAZN
OddsChris Eubank Jr Chris Eubank Jr Conor Benn Conor Benn

When is Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

The fight is on the card scheduled for Saturday 8th October 2022.

What time is Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

With a large British viewership expected due to the context and history surrounding this contest, the fight is expected to get underway at a UK primetime of around 22:00 BST.

Where is Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

The bout will take place at The O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. The O2 is a multi-purpose indoor arena which has hosted a plethora of major sporting events, including boxing matches contested by British fighters including Amir Khan, David Haye, James DeGale and George Groves.

What weight category will Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn be in?

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn have agreed on a catchweight of 157lbs for their upcoming fight. This will mean Eubank Jr will step significantly down in weight, and compete at what he has described as his lightest fighting weight since the age of 18.

The hydration clause settled between the two camps means Eubank Jr will have to weigh no more than 162lbs on the morning of the fight, compared to his typical fight-day weight of around 175/180lbs.

Contrastingly, this catchweight will mean Conor Benn will move up considerably in weight. Usually fighting at welterweight, Benn weighed in at 146.5lbs for last bout against South African fighter Chris van Heerden.

Can I watch Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV in the UK and Ireland, as well as around the globe on DAZN. The card will be streamed live to over 200 countries across the world.

Who is the favourite for Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

Eubank Jr is rated the 4/9 favourite, with the undefeated Benn a 7/4 chance. The draw is a 14/1 shot and the bout is 6/4 to go the distance.

Next Gen is 1/1 to win by stoppage and 5/1 for a points victory. The Destroyer is 4/1 for a knockout triumph and 11/2 to get the judges' decision.

What is Chris Eubank Jr's record?

In his 11-year professional boxing career, Chris Eubank Jr has a record of 32-2-0, with 23 of these victories coming by way of knockout.

Eubank Jr has won accolades including the British middlweight title, vacant WBA interim middleweight title and IBO super-middleweight title during his career, with notable wins against fighters such as Gary O'Sullivan, Avni Yildirim, James DeGale and Liam Williams.

His two defeats have come at the hands of British rivals Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves, in 2014 and 2018 respectively, both of which were points decisions.

What is Conor Benn's record?

Undefeated in his professional boxing career, Conor Benn has an official record of 21-0-0. A total of 14 of these wins have come by way of knockout.

The most reputable title Benn has collected so far in his fledgling professional career is the WBA Continetal Welterweight title, which he has now retained a total of seven times.

Renowned as a ferocious puncher, five of Benn's last seven victories in the ring have ended in knockouts.

Is there a press conference?

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn engaged in a press conference in August to officially announce the fight, with a further press conference expected in the lead-up to the bout on 8th October.

Who is on the undercard for Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn?

The official undercard for the Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn fight night at the O2 in London on 8th October is yet to be fully announced, with updates expected in the coming weeks.

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