FIGHT POSTPONED ~ Tickets are available for a refund at the point of purchase 🥊 A generational boxing clash of the ages is ready to rumble once again as Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr collide at The O2 in London.
Benn v Eubank tickets are a gateway to Chapter 3 of a sweet science saga that started in the mid-1980s. A simmering rivalry between Nigel “The Dark Destroyer” Benn and Chris “Simply the Best” Eubank finally exploding into action when the two met in the ring for the first time on a November night at the NEC Birmingham in 1990. A seismic encounter ended in the 9th round when referee Richard Steele stopped the fight with Eubank victorious.
The second fight, on 9 October 1993, was even bigger. Veteran commentator Reg Gutteridge famously claiming “the ego has landed” as Eubank executed his by now famous vault into the ring at Old Trafford where 42,000 were present while 18 million watched the action unfold on TV. On that occasion the fighters could not be separated, the bout ending in a split-decision draw. A third Benn v Eubank fight never happened; until now …
29 years later, almost to the day, the sons of the fathers will have their say in a showdown dubbed “Born Rivals”. Standing in one corner as the lights dim at The O2 around 10pm will be Conor Benn, son of Nigel. Diagonally across the ring will be Chris Eubank Jr, son of Sr. Family honour of stratospheric proportions will be on the line as the weight of sporting history pushes down on the fighter’s shoulders ahead of the opening bell. And then the blue boxing touchpaper will be lit.
Benn, at 26 years old on fight night some 7 years younger than Eubank, has a perfect professional record of 21 wins with 14 coming by way of knockout. A career welterweight, in his last two fights Benn has seen off highly-ranked opposition in the form of Chris van Heerdon and Chris Algieri to suggest he is ready to push for world honours. But the jury is out on whether he is ready to make the step up against the naturally bigger Eubank.
The more experienced Eubank Jr has a record of 32 wins from his 34 fights. Eubank has never been stopped and his only two defeats have come against Billy Joe Saunders (back in 2014) and when challenging George Groves for the WBA super-middleweight world title in 2018. A seasoned fighter who has fought at a higher level than Benn, Eubank has yet to truly deliver on the biggest of stages. Could tonight be the night?
Strap yourselves in for the latest chapter in one of the biggest rivalries ever to grace the UK sporting stage – and may the best man win.
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🚊🚗 Travel tips: Getting to The O2 via the London Underground is recommended. North Greenwich tube station is right on the doorstep and on the Jubilee Line in Zones 2 and 3. Get there from Central London in 20 minutes, or Stratford in 10 minutes. Arrival by river, car, bus and cable car is also available. See this ‘Getting to The O2‘ guide for full details.