Following Chris Eubank Jr victory at the weekend, Conor Benn tweeted “’I fancy my chances at a catchweight”
Eubank Jr was later asked for this thoughts – “We’re so far apart in terms of where we are in our careers. We’re not in the same weight class. If he’s able to move up in weight then I’m open to it” he told Skysports
“He tweeted after the fight that he fancies his chances. That’s strong words. I giggled when I saw that because he obviously doesn’t know what it really would take to get in the ring with me.
Promoters for Eubank Jr, Team Sauerland tweeted: “You know somewhere, some special night in the not too distant future Eubank v Benn the next generation will happen.
Nigel Benn, father of Conor stated in social media video – “let’s ave it, I know the Benn’s do”
The pair’s fathers, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn fought at middleweight and super middleweight and they became rivals during the 1990’s on both the domestic and world boxing scene.
Their rivalry that captured the British public’s attention and first fight in 1990 saw Chris Eubank extended his unbeaten record by stopping Benn in a thrilling fight. In the rematch three years later, over 40,000 people attended the fight at Old Trafford to watch the bout dubbed ‘Judgement Day’, which ended in a split draw.