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The prospect of Chris Eubank being in his son’s corner for his huge clash with Connor Benn is likely to leave boxing fans licking their lips given his previous antics. Eubank Jr and Benn will meet at the O2 Arena on October 8, a full 29 years after their fathers went head-to-head in a dramatic draw at Old Trafford.

And given the history attached to their bout, Eubank Jr, 32, has voiced his intention to have his dad – who held world titles at middleweight and super-middleweight levels – in his corner. However, that notion currently appears remote with the Sussex-born star admitting the pair have not spoken since the fight was confirmed.

“With this type of fight I would actually like my old man to be in the corner with me,” he told talkSPORT. “Just because of what this all means to us. But I don’t know if he wants to be in the corner, that’s the question.

“Since the fight’s been announced I haven’t actually heard from him, which is amazing to say. I’m waiting for that phone call, I’m waiting for him to walk through the door and say, ‘Okay son, let’s do this.’ It’s interesting, but we’ll get there eventually and we’ll figure it out.”

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