Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn: CONFIRMED Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel and undercard for British dust-up | The Sun
BIG time British boxing is back as Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are set to clash in a bout that will stoke the memories of the 1990s.
It was in 1990 and again in 1993 that Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn fought two brutal world title fights.
Eubank Sr won the first one via 9th-round TKO, picking up the WBO middleweight title in the process, but the second fight, which took place at super-middleweight, ended in a draw.
Now 29 years on, their sons will clash.
Eubank Jr, a middleweight who has also campaigned at 168lbs, will come down to his lowest weight ever 157lbs to challenge Benn – a career welterweight.
It was a fight which was first floated into the ether after Eubank Jr beat Liam Williams earlier this year.
Nobody took the idea of it seriously, apart from Benn, who has struggled to find a competitive fight at 147lbs.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn fight date and venue pencilled in
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When is Eubank Jr vs Benn?
- Eubank Jr's massive clash with Benn will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
- The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in front of 18,000 fans.
- Both men will clash 29 years on, almost to the day, from Eubank Sr vs Benn 2 at Old Trafford on October 9, 1993.
- Ring-walks for the main event are expected to get going at around 10pm UK time.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Eubank Jr vs Benn will be shown live on DAZN PPV
- You can subscribe to DAZN for £7.99-a-month, but that does NOT give you streaming access to Eubank Jr vs Benn.
- The clash is available for live streaming from the DAZN app, which you can download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Eubank Jr vs Benn FULL CARD
The full card is yet to be announced but SunSport will be regularly updating fans once the other fights are revealed.
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What has been said?
Both fighters are excited to put on a showdown which will roll back the years for many boxing fans.
Eubank Jr said: “I grew up watching their legendary battles and always wanting to emulate that, and 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.
“It’s a fight that’s going to spark the imagination of the British public, that’s what I’m happy about. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it’s the biggest fight of my career.”
Whilst Benn said: "This fight is for the legacy and was an opportunity I felt I couldn't pass up.
“My team and I had other options on the table as I'm currently ranked top 5 with all governing bodies at Welterweight and no doubt 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.
"To me this fight is personal – it's more than titles and rankings, this is unfinished business between our families!"
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