Former WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is backing Conor Benn to overcome Chris Eubank Jr. in their upcoming catch-weight showdown.

Benn and Eubank are going to collide on October 8 at the O2 Arena in London.

Some are tabbing the fight as a potential mismatch due to the size difference. 

Eubank has fought as high as super middleweight - while Benn has competed as a welterweight.

But, Saunders - who handed Eubank his first career defeat with a close split decision in 2014 - views the fight was an even proposition.

“A lot of people are favoring Eubank because of the size. You know the clever thing that the Benn’s have done here is obviously put the weight restriction on it. Now, it all depends how [Eubank is] going to handle that at 32," Saunders told DAZN.

“I’m going to put it out there as a complete 50-50 fight. If you could give Conor Benn another year’s experience and then give him the advantage of the weight scenario, I would most definitely without hesitation say Conor Benn.”

Saunders and Eubank have traded words plenty of times over the years. And Saunders reveals that he's been speaking to Benn to provide him with points to overcome Eubank.

“With the experience Eubank’s got, he’s been in some big fights, but Conor Benn you just can never write him off and I’ve just got a feeling that he’s going to pull something out the bag. I’ve talked to [Conor], I’ve been talking to him for a while, he looks so composed, he wants it so bad, and there’s something on the line here that no one will ever understand, only them," Saunders said.

“I believe that Conor wants it more. I stand by that statement as long as my name’s Billy Joe Saunders, he will never become world champion as long as he’s got a hole in his arse because there’s one thing he can’t do and that’s box.”