One of the biggest rivalries in British boxing history is set to be revived in October as Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn, sons of fierce rivals Chris Eubank Sr. and Conor Benn, will lock horns at the O2 Arena on October 8th.
The rivalry began in 1990 when after a heated build-up, Eubank Sr. would stop Benn in five rounds to dethrone him as WBO middleweight champion. The pair would compete in a rematch three years later at Old Trafford which would result in a split decision draw.
In 2011, the Eubank name re-entered the boxing ring, this time it would be Eubank Sr's son Eubank Jr. Eubank shot his way up the ranks picking up victories but did receive one blemish on his record as he would be subject to a loss at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders in 2014. Eubank Jr. would bounce back and by 2016 he would hold the British title.
The Benn name would also re-enter the boxing ring as Nigel's son Conor made his debut in 2016. Benn would have the third bout of his career on Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale card in 2016 and on the same card was Eubank Jr's first defence of his British title against Tom Doran.
The fight week press conference got underway, Eubank Jr. had his father present, as he did most of his career, however, Conor's father wasn't in attendance. Eubank Sr. was asked about Benn at the press conference and responded saying: "Conor may actually turn out to be a good fighter one day, we don't know as yet. But it is not the boxing I'm concerned with. It's the ordinary life.
"The people who are your friends, who you are moving about with. His father should be there to watch that."
Conor would cut Eubank Sr. off and question his right to comment on what he has: "oi, who are you to talk about my life? Who are you to talk about my life? Who are you to talk about my personal life in front of all these cameras? I find that extremely disrespectful.
"If you want to talk about my Dad, talk about him, don't talk about me and come with all that. Want to talk about my boxing, fair enough, but don't talk about my personal life."
The full clip can be seen below.
Throwback to a lively Eubank-Benn press conference ????
Except this time it was Conor and Chris Eubank Sr exchanging words back in 2016
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 19, 2020
This historic bout will be happening on October 8th at the O2 Arena in London. A potential press conference with Nigel and Conor Benn and Eubank Sr. and Jr. would be entertaining in itself, but both men possess styles to make this an exciting bout which is not to be missed.