CHRIS EUBANK JR’S promoters have opened the door to a future blockbuster bout with Conor Benn in what would be a sensational next generation contest.
Eubank Jr’s dad Chris fought Benn’s father Nigel twice during the 1990s in what are considered to be two of the best British dust-ups of all time.
Chris stopped Nigel in their 1990 fight for the WBO middleweight title, before they faced each other in the centre of the ring again three years later in an unification encounter.
The WBC and WBO super-middleweights straps were on the line, but the bout ended in a draw.
And Eubank Jr’s promoters Team Sauerland have taken to social media to state that a mouthwatering match-up between the sons WILL take place down the line.
That is despite middleweight star Eubank Jr competing two weight classes above undefeated welterweight ace Benn.
Eubank Jr weighed in an 11st 10lbs for his October victory against Wanik Awdijan, while Benn hit the scales at 10st 4lbs for his destructive knockout win over Chris Algieri on Saturday.
Team Sauerland tweeted: “You know somewhere, some special night in the not too distant future Eubank v Benn the next generation will happen.
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“And we will be more than happy to make that happen.”
As of yet, neither boxer has called the other out over a potential fight.
Eubank Jr is currently preparing for his bout to face Liam Williams on January 29, with the former knowing a win could see him land a second world title shot.
Benn is coming off a career-best performance against former world champion Algieri, who he blasted out in the fourth round in Liverpool.
He called out the winner of Amir Khan vs Kell Brook in his quest to step up the quality of his opponents.
Speaking in his post-fight interview with DAZN, he said: “These aren’t tests and every time I say these aren’t tests, it sounds like arrogance but it’s just confidence.
“I’m ranked top five (with two governing bodies) and I’m top five for a reason. No one has done that to Algieri.”
Before adding: “2022, get me the winner of Khan-Brook, I see them talking about it. I didn’t call out Brook because we’re pals but business is business. Whoever the winner is, I’ll have them.
“If they don’t want it, we’ll fight [Adrien] Broner in America. If Broner don’t want it, I fancy my chances against [Yordenis] Ugas.”