Chris Eubank Jr vs Chris Eubank Snr Tale of the Tape: How father and son stack up ahead of next gen bout | The Sun

CHRIS EUBANK JR faces Conor Benn this weekend in a fight dubbed the next generation bout.

The pair's dads Chris Eubank Snr and Nigel Benn fought in 1990 and 1993 with Eubank winning the first and a the second meeting ending in a draw.


Now, their sons will go head-to-head on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.

With Eubank Snr undefeated against Benn we have compared him with his lad – and there are many similarities.

Father Eubank, 56, fought considerably more than his 33-year-old son but their styles are somewhat similar.

Both use the orthodox stance and have an identical reach of 185cm.

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They are also very alike in height with just one inch separating the younger from the elder, and shorter, Eubank.

Additionally, both competed in the middleweight and super-middleweight categories.

Perhaps most surprisingly, like father like son, they have both secured 23 knockout wins.

Eubank Jr has done this in far fewer fights and will be aiming to overtake his dad's record versus Benn.

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But if his father had has way then Benn and his son would not be stepping into the ring at all on Saturday night.

Eubank Snr has called for the fight to be scrapped voicing concerns over his son having to weigh in at a career-low.

He said: "You know what three pounds beneath the middleweight limit at 33-years-old can do. This is how brain injuries occur."

Eubank Jr is a normally a middleweight at 160lb and has even campaigned at the super-middleweight limit of 168lb – never at the 157lb he will be for this fight.

Whereas Benn, 26, comes up 10lb from welterweight as the two settled on a compromise.

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