Chris Eubank Jr vs Benn is big

The British matchup between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn gained a lot of interest when it was signed as it reiterated ticket sales for the October 8 clash.

Fill the O2 Arena in less than an hour [despite a ticket partner hiccup]Eubank Jr vs Benn is the highlight of the UK calendar if Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fails to get over the line.

With a unique selling point in the fact that his famous world champion boxer father fought two incredible battles in the 1990s, the fight already has a leg up on Carl Froch vs George Groves.

However, the November 2013 Pay Per View clash was seen as the seasoned champion against the underdog. No one expected a second fight to happen.

But Froch getting knocked down in the first one changed all that. And even though “The Cobra” got the job done in nine rounds, a fan outcry raised the status of a comeback.

Six months later, as the famous phrase goes, “Carl Froch fought in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.”

Will there be a rematch between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn?

Regarding Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn, there are similarities. Eubank is a heavy favorite as well in what is a middleweight vs. welterweight contest.

The man from Brighton must surely be aware that if the fight is as easy as some predict and he can hurt Nigel Benn’s son at will, then he could dictate what happens next.

If Eubank makes the fight much closer, knowing he has the trigger to end it or is up on the scorecards, he could make millions in a second fight with Benn.

However, promoter Kalle Sauerland is expecting strong interest with another meeting on the way. Kalle sees the fight as having its own merit with the storyline involving Chris Eubank Sr. and his biggest rival.

“We are dealing with a monster. Not a monster for the World Heavyweight Championship, not a unification, not a duel of grudges; we are dealing with a family feud,” Sauerland said.

“A dispute that began on November 18, 1990 and that made me fall in love with boxing again.

“The interest around what happened then, 19 million viewers on terrestrial television, 500 million viewers worldwide, doesn’t need to be sold.

“At the same time, look at the gladiators up here. They have fought to come out of the shadows of their father in their own right.

“They sit here now and risk everything: the family legacy. I don’t think there’s any title you can put on it that’s bigger than that.”

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Eddie Hearn added: “I wish we had seven O2 Arenas. This fight is an absolute monster.

“The greatest in British boxing, perhaps one of the greatest in the sport in this country.”

Eubank Jr.’s social media trolling about making weight 157 adds more spice. And watching Benn in the gym packing on muscle is another talking point for fans.

Will it be as easy as many think? – Can Benn be competitive? – Those are only two questions that will be answered in the first six minutes.

If Conor Benn can gain a foothold in the fight, both men can make multi-million dollar checks in a big rematch at Wembley Stadium next year.

The views expressed in this article are the views of Phil Jay.

WBN editor Phil Jay has over ten years of boxing news experience. He follows WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram and Twitter @worldboxingnews.

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