Chris Eubank Jr told Conor Benn “we’re both delusional motherf***ers” as the pair became embroiled in a heated face-off in the first press conference ahead of their clash on October 8. The two second generation boxing superstars will go head-to-head at the O2 Arena in London, some 29 years after their fathers fought to a famous draw at Old Trafford.

And the build-up got off to an explosive start as the pair publicly traded digs. In what proved an eventful occasion, Eubank Jr, 32, called out his own promoter for lying, and told Benn the bout would be a ‘public execution’ if he was at 100%.

Both fighters are compromising their usual weight to make the bout, with Benn, 25, usually competing at welterweight whilst Eubank Jr is more at home at middleweight or super-middleweight. But a middle-ground limit of 157 pounds has been put in place, three pounds off the middleweight maximum, with huge fines in place if either fighter misses weight.

However, neither seemed perturbed once they’d finished taking questions, becoming embroiled in an intense stare-down with Eubank telling Benn: “You’re taller then what I thought you would be,” prompting his rival to reply: “Ain’t gonna make no difference mate, you know what they say about the bigger they are don’t you?”

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