CONOR BENN and Chris Eubank Jr will meet in the middle – but with no half measures – for their catchweight cracker at the O2.

The long-awaited update of the family feud, 29 years after their fathers’ second legendary fight, has been confirmed for October 8.

GettyChris Eubank Jr will have to slim down for the eagerly-awaited match-up[/caption]

GettyConor Benn will be upping a weight or two from his normal shape to take on Chris Eubank Jr, after their dads fought in 1990 and 1993[/caption]

And while Eubank Jr will be going down, size-wise, Benn will be bigging it up – as he can put on around 10lbs to make the 157lbs weight.

Sussex superstar Eubank, 32, is superior in experience, height and reach.

But Londoner Benn has youth on his side – by seven years – and boasts a perfect record of 20 wins.

Maybe that’s why he’s warned his long-awaited rival: “You won’t fight again after you’ve shared the ring with me, I will be your last fight!”

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His confidence might be buoyed by rules designed to stop Eubank’s naturally-heavier build becoming an unfair asset.

Apart from the catchweight inbetween the two, there’s a strict rehydration clause further limited Eubank’s ability to bulk up.

If anything, that should help Benn – as controlling his fluid intake should be easier.

For now, though, it’s all water under the bridge because Eubank has finally signed his half of the contract for a grudge fight that could truly be worth the weight.


As he said in July:  “What fight fan wouldn’t want to see it?

“Two legends, their sons fighting each other, and they’re both doing big things in the boxing world.

“It doesn’t make any sense right now, but in a couple of years when Benn has filled out a little and I want a little bit of fun, we can get it on, but not right now.”

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