Harlem Eubank has stated his willingness to recreate British boxing’s past glory days by fighting Conor Benn in 2019.
Eubank, nephew of Chris Sr, wants to face Benn, who is the son of Nigel, to reignite the old rivalry between their families that captivated the country in the 1990s.
Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn fought twice – in 1990 and 1993 – with the rematch watched on TV by over 17 million people in the UK.
Eubank knocked Benn out first time around while their second bout was scored a draw despite many believing Benn had done enough to avenge his loss.
Now, their descendants are starting to rise up through the ranks and plan on making history themselves.
Welterweight prospect Harlem Eubank (7-0, 2 KOs) fights out of renowned trainer Adam Booth’s gym, prompting the coach to post a split image of him with fellow welterweight prospect Conor Benn (13-0, 10 KOs) on social media this week.
Booth wrote: “Harlem Eubank vs Conor Benn. Eubank vs Benn.”
Harlem quoted the tweet and added: “Happily. Conor Benn, let’s dance!”
A bout between the pair would undoubtedly generate mass publicity, despite the fact both fighters are relative novices in the professional ranks.
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