Eubank Jr v Benn betting tips: Family honour at stake
Eubank Jr v Benn betting tips, odds and preview
Family pride is at stake at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night when Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn follow in their fathers’ footsteps.
The duo will go head-to-head 30 years after their fathers – Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn – fought for a second time in their explosive WBC super-middleweight world title contest at Old Trafford, with their rivalry producing two of the greatest ever all-British fights.
The fight is exclusively live on DAZN as we study the odds to pick out some Eubank Jr v Benn betting tips.
Favourite watching his weight
Eubank Jr, 32, (32-2, 23 KOs) is a former two-time IBO super-middleweight champion and secured an impressive points win over Liam Williams at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in his previous fight, in which he knocked down the Welshman four times.
Benn, 25, (21-0, 14 KOs) is ranked in the top five of the world welterweight rankings with all of the recognised governing bodies and stopped South Africa’s Chris van Heerden inside two rounds to retain his WBA continental title in April.
To allow a third chapter to be written in the history of Benn v Eubank, a 157lbs limit has been put in place.
Eubank Jr faces the gruelling task of dropping down from 160lbs, where he has spent most of his career, while Benn was 146.5lbs when he crushed Chris van Heerden in April.
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) September 27, 2022
Eubank Jr posted a video on social media of him eating a burger, fried chicken and cake though, which suggests he is not having any trouble making the weight.
Assuming that is the case then Eubank looks a worthy favourite, having won 32 of his 34 professional bouts.
His only defeats were against quality opponents in Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves in 2014 and 2018 respectively, losing on points on both occasions.
Victory for the favourite at 4/9 is the first of our Eubank Jr v Benn predictions.
Benn eyeing stoppage
Benn certainly has the potential to trouble his opponent. A world title challenge is on the radar and he has no qualms about stepping up in weight, believing his aggressive style will still be effective.
“I feel powerful. I’ve been sparring super-middleweights, light heavies and cruisers. I feel strong. I love a challenge and I fear no man,” Benn said.
“I’ve had to jump up two weights from welter, but this is the biggest and the best fight out there for me.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) October 4, 2022
“I’m just so in my element and in my zone. There’s no animosity with Eubank Jr, but he’s still a man who stands in my way.
“I haven’t been beaten and that means the world to me. I don’t know defeat. All of my knockouts have come in four rounds, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens, but I always prepare for a hard fight.
“This fight has been mentioned for my whole career. It’s such a fantasy fight for the public and the stars have aligned.
“Most definitely family pride is at stake, it’s a family feud. The fight is as big as it is because of our dads’ original rivalry. I best get the win, I cannot lose.”
Benn is 40/1 for victory in the fourth round but Eubank has the height and reach advantage.
All odds and markets correct at date of publication