Eubank Jr v Benn fight announced for October

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will meet in a catchweight fight at London's O2 Arena in October, Matchroom Boxing has announced.

Matchroom has described the showdown between the two British fighters, to be screened exclusively live by DAZN

as "one of the most electrifying British boxing contests in decades".

Eubank Jr and Benn will go head-to-head 30 years after their fathers - Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn - fought for a second time

Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn said: "I can't quite believe this is happening but let me tell you, it's happening.

"Weeks of negotiations have led to one of the biggest moments in British boxing

these two born rivals will do battle in an epic match up that has absolutely everything.

"Ever since they both turned professional, people talked about this moment and now is the time to see the historic rivalry continue.

I want to thank DAZN for all their support in making this mega fight - roll on 8 October."

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