Get ready for a British boxing blockbuster! As per insiders at Mail Sport, the much-anticipated face-off between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn is about to be officially announced. The gloves are set to come on February 3rd at London's Tottenham Arena.
This clash of British titans was originally on the cards for early 2023 but hit a snag. Benn found himself on the ropes after traces of banned substances were detected in his system, leading to a disqualification. He's currently in the ring of legal battles, sparring with UKAD. The verdict on whether his appeal will be in the hands of the National Anti-Doping Commission or the Court of Arbitration for Sport is still in the air.
Eubank hasn't been twiddling his thumbs in the meantime. He's had two bouts in 2023. With Benn out of the picture in January, Liam Smith stepped in, delivering a knockout blow to Chris. But in the fall, Eubank came back swinging with a vengeance under the guidance of new coach Terence Crawford. He avenged his loss to Smith with a knockout in the tenth round.
This Eubank-Benn matchup isn't just any fight—it's a sequel steeped in history. Their fathers, Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn exchanged leather twice in their professional careers. In their first encounter, Eubank Sr. clinched victory with a technical knockout in 1990, and their 1993 rematch ended in a draw. Their sons are set to write the next chapter in this family feud.