Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn set for sensational fight at catchweight

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A showdown between two second-generation fighters in Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn is set to take place on October 8.

It is believed the two fighters will fight at a 156lb catchweight at London's O2 Arena according to the Daily Star.

Eubank has fought all of his career at either middleweight or super middleweight (160 - 168lbs) while Benn campaigns at welterweight (147lbs).

It comes as a big shock after Eddie Hearn recently dismissed any chance of it happening despite it being a big fight.

Hearn said: "There are no negotiations, we are not close to a Eubank fight. Of course, listen, that fight is always massive, I'm talking to Kalle [Sauerland] this week but our focus is on other fights other than Eubank.

"I'm not saying we wouldn't take that fight but that's not close and it's not on the horizon." The fight would take place on DAZN pay-per-view and it is expected to generate north of £7million. Their fathers - both former two-weight world champions - are two of the biggest British fighters of all-time and fought twice between 1990 and 1993. Eubank Sr won the first contest at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham before the rematch ended in a controversial draw. Many believed Benn had done enough to win the encounter. Talks never came to fruition over a trilogy fight and in recent years, the two ex-boxers have ended their bitter rivalry and recently did a UK Tour together. Neither son is yet to win a professional world title though. Eubank Sr has challenged for world honours once although he fell short, losing to George Groves on points in 2018. Benn meanwhile is yet to contend for a title but is undefeated in 21 fights and is ranked inside the world's top five.

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