NIGEL BENN has appeared to CONFIRM his son Conor’s sensational fight with Chris Eubank Jr.
As revealed by SunSport, the bout is close to being agreed for October 8 at London’s O2 Arena.
Nigel Benn has given his blessing for son Conor to fight Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are in talks to fight on October 8
And despite the near ONE STONE weight difference, British boxing icon Nigel has given his approval.
He tweeted: “This is what Conor wants, this won’t ruin Conor he’s not made like that.
“Well let’s see how he does I’m backing him, win lose or draw my friend.”
Conor, 25, has never fought above the 10st 7lb welterweight limit.
Whereas Eubank Jr, 32, is a career middleweight at 11st 6lb, who has fought as high as the 12st super-middleweight limit.
It is understood the pair will meet in the middle in a 156lb catchweight of 11st 1lb.
Benn is currently 21-0 with 14 knockouts and most recently beat Chris van Heerden, 35, to climb even higher in the rankings.
Eubank Jr last beat Welshman Liam Williams, 30, in February but has been frustrated in his bid to land a world title fight.
It has turned his attention to a blockbuster fight for the ages against Benn.
Eubank Sr first beat Conor’s dad Nigel in 1990 before they drew in their 1993 rematch.
Former two-weight champion Nigel added further speculation after giving the green light for his son to fight Eubank when speaking to SunSport.
He told the legendary Colin Hart: “I have no fears about Conor going in with Eubank’s lad. In fact I welcome it.
“I know the old adage of a good big ‘un beating a good little ‘un but that’s an old-fashioned view.
“I moved up from middleweight and won a super-middleweight world title and Chris Jr’s dad did the same.
“Manny Pacquiao became a world champion in eight weight divisions from flyweight to welterweight, and Canelo Alvarez started out at welterweight and was world light-heavyweight champion.”
Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank drew in their 1993 rematch