Chris Eubank Jr is the clear favourite with bet365 to beat his domestic rival Conor Benn, with the bigger man also odds-on to stop Benn.
Three decades after their fathers last clashed, Eubank Jr and Benn will do battle in London’s O2 Arena on 8th October with both men fighting outside their usual weight class.
Standing at 5ft 11, Eubank is the naturally bigger man holding a three-inch height advantage and a four-inch reach advantage over the undefeated Benn, who stands at 5ft 8.
With his natural size advantage, Eubank is odds on at 20/21 to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification, the same manner his father beat Benn senior in their first bout in 1990.
Eubank has not lost since his 2018 world title clash with George Groves, with six consecutive wins following that loss, but has only stopped one opponent in that time.
25-year-old Benn has developed a reputation of a knockout artist in recent years, with 14 of his 21 bouts ending by stoppage. Against the height and weight advantage of Eubank however the Benn stoppage is not fancied, and Benn by KO, TKO or Disqualification is 4/1 with bet365.
Both men come into the bout with strong recent form; Eubank is on a six-fight winning streak after dispatching Welshman Liam Williams in convincing fashion in February.
Benn remains undefeated in his boxing career with 21 wins in succession. “The Destroyer” has knocked out his last two opponents with convincing victories coming in the last 12 months, however the wins all came at welterweight and Benn will be carrying around 10lb more for this fight.
The build-up to the clash has been marred with doubts over Eubank Jr’s ability, and indeed willingness, to make the catch-weight of 157lbs. His father Eubank Sr has voiced concerns over the weight and suggested his son should pull out of the fight due to the weight loss he will need to make. It is likely to be the lightest he has ever weighed for a professional fight.
Such is the history behind the fight that the knockout or stoppage is the more fancied market, with a win on points considered less likely as both men go to war to defend their family legacy.
Eubank to win By Decision or Technical Decision is 4/1 while Benn is a slightly longer 9/2 on the same market.