CONOR BENN is ready to leap up in weight for a massive-money second-generation clash with Chris Eubank Jr.
After Brighton’s son of Chris Jr secured an impressive points win over Liam Williams on Saturday, Nigel Benn’s 25-year-old son said he fancied his chances in a potential catchweight bout.
Middleweight Eubank Jr, 32, entertained the idea but questioned how serious the welterweight was about reviving the legendary two-fight rivalry their iconic fathers shared.
But Benn – now closing in on a world title shot at the 10st 7lbs limit – insists he is seriously considering packing on a few pounds, and making plenty too, with a move up toward Eubank Jr’s 11st 6lbs stomping ground.
When asked if his next bout could be against Eubank at the middle ground of 11st (154lbs), he roared: “Any day of the week!
“I am currently walking around at around super-middle (12st) but if I lift my top up I still have abs. People think I am chatting smoke but it is realistic.
“I am walking around at super-middle so making 154lbs (11st) is no problem, I feel strong at 154lbs.
“I spar middleweights in my gym and flew in a super-middle from France for my last fight.
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“I like fighting bigger guys, I fancy my chances, I have sparred cruiserweights before.
“They come in the gym thinking they can impose their weight on you and then I let 2-3-4 punches go and they don’t want to know.”
When pressed if he would delay his world title ambitions at 147lbs for the catchweight novelty battle, he explained: “It’s a question of; would I prefer the money or the belts?
“In my current situation I would prefer the belts, all day long, because the money always follows. The main object always remains to get those belts.
“I am in the top-five with every sanctioning body and I am always on the phone to Eddie Hearn asking how I get a world title shot.
“And once I achieve that goal it will be ‘show me the money’.”