The fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will be held on Saturday, October 8 at the O2 Arena in London. The fighters are an icon of the sport and should provide spectators with plenty of excitement before Saturday night’s event.
In the year’s most highly anticipated, major fight in September, Eubank Jr and Benn will both set out to settle the score once more following their famous clashes at Old Trafford all those decades ago.
With a win in this British title fight, Eubank Jr. may build up his international ranking and attract more attention and opportunities to fight for big fights near the top of the sport- which could possibly lead to a world title shot.
The undercard of the historic fight features Olympic gold medalist Galal Yafai defending his WBC International flyweight title against Gohan Garcia, and Lyndon Arthur fighting in an aggressive match. This is a great time for fights for those looking for action, too.
WHEN DOES THE CHRIS EUBANK JR. VS. CONOR BENN CARD START, DATE, AND START TIME?
Saturday, Oct. 8
7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
Main event ringwalks (approx)
10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET
The main card will start at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET on Friday and the main event undercard ringwalks will happen at 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. These timings are subject to change depending on how long the undercard fights last.
WHERE IS THE CHRIS EUBANK JR. VS. CONOR BENN FIGHT?
The fight takes place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
CHRIS EUBANK JR. RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth
September 18, 1989
32-2 (23 KOs)
CONOR BENN RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth
September 28, 1996
21-0 (14 KOs)
CHRIS EUBANK JR. VS. CONOR BENN FIGHT CARD
- Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn; Catchweight
- Mary Romero vs. Ellie Scotney; Women’s Junior Featherweights
- Galal Yafai vs. Gohan Rodriguez; Flyweight
- Harlem Eubank vs. David Martin; Junior Welterweights
- Lyndon Arthur vs. TBA; Light Heavyweights
- Felix Cash vs. Connor Coyle; Middleweights
- Matty Harris vs. Chris Healey; Heavyweights
- Shannon Courtenay vs. Gemma Ruegg; Women’s Bantamweights
- Chloe Watson vs. Nancy Franco; Women’s Flyweights
Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn Odds
- Boxing odds are live for Chris Eubank Jr -210 vs Conor Benn +160.
Chris Eubank Jr
-210 / 10/21
+160 / 8/5
Conor Benn, the underdog, opens with a value of -160. You can bet $100 on Benn because the implied probability is 38.4%, which will net you $160 if you win. On the other side, Chris Eubank Jr is listed as a -210 favorite and he has more championship-level experience than Conor Benn.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn Betting Prediction
While Eubank Jr hasn’t tasted defeat twice in his pro-career, he has tasted defeat to both Saunders and Groves. In this match up Benn, who remains undefeated, is making a name for himself in this legacy fight.
A step up in weight could secure a name on the record and some extra cash by taking on Eubank Jr. Benn looks to take on the welterweight champion before he leaves the division, but it comes at the expense of his welterweight title run which will likely come to an end soon.
Eubank Jr is on a five-fight winning streak since losing to George Groves in 2018 at the Manchester Arena. His two notable wins were against James DeGale and Liam Williams, both in February of this year. The former being his closest odds since fighting George Groves, where he was a -175 favorite.We saw him hitting -2500 against JJ McDonagh and most recently -300 against Williams.
Benjamin Benn, also known as “Benn (21-0), continues to become one of the most talented and highly anticipated fighters in British boxing. After winning a WBA Continental Welterweight Title in 2018, Benn has demolished various opponents including Samuel Vargas and Chris Algieri by 2nd round TKO earlier this year.
Having never been the underdog before, Benn is expected to be unable to adjust quickly. The closest he has come to being an underdog was in 2020 when he was a -270 favorite fight against Sebastian Formella.
Dana White recently announced that ready-for-welterweight contender and undefeated bantamweight champion Alistair Overeem will be the first opponent of newly minted titleholder TJ Dillashaw, who is moving up to the welterweight division. There are three men competing in their other stipulations: Curtis Blaydes, Francis Ngannou, and Alexander Volkov (the UFC has yet to make a ruling on whether he’s injury- or financial-free). This means that this fight will most likely happen because it makes sense for all involved.
Eubank should have the power advantage, so he can also use his patience and superior tactics to frustrate Benn. In terms of punching power, Benn will be dangerous early on with a reach disadvantage as well.
I believe that Eubank has the upper hand, as in round six, despite Benn’s aggressive style. In championship rounds, I believe even the “NXT Gen” could have a chance to finish Eubank with his aggressive style coming back to haunt him.