One of the greatest British boxing rivalries will be renewed inside London O2’s Arena when Chris Eubank Jr meets Benn almost 30 years to the day their fathers fought at Old Trafford.
Such is the size difference between the two, there will be a catchweight of 157lbs, a weight Eubank Jr has never fought at in a professional capacity.
Eubank Sr has frequently voiced his concern at the idea of his son fighting well below his usual weight, while Benn has predicted his opponent will fail to make it.
While Benn does have the same issues to contend with in terms of cutting weight, the 26-year-old has to move up from welterweight.
With less than a week to go before the fight, Eubank Jr continued in his attempts to get it cancelled, sending a statement to former boxer Spencer Fearon to be read out on ‘The Fight is Right’ podcast.
‘”Dear Spencer and The Fight Is Right: boycott the fight,” it read.
“Livingstone Junior vs Benn. You know what 3lbs beneath the middleweight limit at 33 years old can do. This is how brain injuries occur.”’