Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn match date and venue set prior to refreshing DAZN match

CHRIS EUBANK JR and Conor Benn’s spectacular showdown is targeted on October 8 at London’s O2.

The catchweight battle between the 32-year-old middleweight son of Chris Eubank Sr and the 25-year-old welterweight offspring of Nigel Benn is almost canceled.

The legendary rivalry between Nigel been and Chris Eubank is still alive

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The legendary rivalry between Nigel been and Chris Eubank is still aliveCredit: GETTY
And the couple's sons have to fight almost 30 years after their rematch

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And the couple’s sons have to fight almost 30 years after their rematchCredit: RETUERS
Chris Eubank Jr.  has struck his own track outside his father's shadow

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Chris Eubank Jr. has struck his own track outside his father’s shadowCredit: THE SUN
Conor Benn will gain weight to meet former super-middleweight champion Eubank Jr

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Conor Benn will gain weight to meet former super-middleweight champion Eubank JrCredit: PA

And the most likely destination is now the 20,000-seat North Greenwich dome in early fall.

The online streaming app DAZN will broadcast the second-generation showdown, where the mouth-watering duel will be their first major boxing pay-per-view on the platform.

Eubank’s previous three matches have been shown on Sky Sports and they were hoping to show a match with Liam Smith next time.

But the Brighton-based fighter has been lured away to the online broadcaster to secure the potential thriller.

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Benn, now 21-0 at 147lbs, is allowed to fill up to about 156lbs for the match.

Eubank J, who battled George Groves and James DeGale at the 168lbs super-center limit, will have to sweat down to the lowest weight in his 32-2 career.

The touchpaper was lit in February after Benn saw Eubank Jr. beat Liam Williams on points and tweeted, “I feel like my chances in catchweight.”

And he doubled the offer later, saying, “I walk around the super-middle (12th), but if I lift my top up, I still have abdominal muscles.

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“I’re sparring middleweights in my gym, I like fighting bigger guys, I feel like my chances, I’ve sparred cruiser weights before.

“They come to the gym and think they can impose their weight on you, and then I let 2-3-4 strokes go and they do not want to know.”

Eubank Jr. has tried to land a middleweight world title, but failed to secure big money fights with champions like Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovin.

And far less lucrative matches with 12 stars like Jermall Charlo, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly and Erislandy Lara do not appeal as much as this fascinating family feud.

“What fighting fan would not like to see it?” asked Eubank Jr. rightly.

“Two legends, their sons fighting each other, and they both do great things in the boxing world.”

Eubank Sr. beat Nigel Benn in a magnificent row in the middleweight division in 1990, after some of the most bitter build-up and promotion in British boxing history.

The real enemies went up to the super-center again three years later and had to settle for a draw.

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The veteran couple have made friends later in life and even went on tour together last year to discuss their iconic rivalry on the circuit after dinner.

But that friendship needs to be straightened out the window as the fight approaches.

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