Chris Sr Pulling Eubank Jr Out Of Conor Benn Fight
By the use of Charles Brun: Chris Eubank says he’s pulling his son out of his scheduled October 8th fight against Conor Benn on account of the 157-lb catchweight, which he feels is unsafe.
The well-accomplished British boxing legend Eubank doesn’t need to probability seeing his son Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) drop underneath 160 pounds for a fight against welterweight Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) on DAZN pay-per-view at the O2 Area in London.
It’s unclear at this degree whether or not or no longer the 32-year-old Eubank Jr will observe his well known dad’s wishes and lose out on millions of dollars for his successful fight against the fairway Benn.
On paper, there’s now not such a lot for Eubank Jr to fret on account of Benn has been combating godawful opposition at welterweight, and he arguably was already beaten by way of little-known Cedrick Peynaud in 2017. Benn was given a really questionable six round selection against Peynaud, alternatively he looked like the clear loser.
The catchweight of 157 lbs is bad enough, alternatively while you factor inside the rehydration clause, which is in a position to limit how so much weight Eubank Jr can achieve once more on the morning of the fight, it’s a double whammy for him.
Why on earth Eubank Jr ever agreed to both a type of necessities for the Benn fight is unknown. He shouldn’t have. Having the catchweight is bad enough, alternatively the rehydration clause that Eubank Jr agreed to is him soliciting for bother.
I indicate, numerous a handicap does Benn need? If he’s now not good enough to conquer Eubank Jr at 160, then that’s the best way it’s going. In life, smaller guys don’t get handicaps once they’re combating larger other people on the street. Why does Benn want a handicap to fight Eubank Jr?
If he’s good as he purports to be, why the catchweight and rehydration clause? Would his father, Nigel Benn, ask for these items if he had been combating a larger fighter? I think now not.
“My son’s life cannot be put at risk. I’ve already out of place one. It’ll most likely’t happen yet again,” discussed Chris Eubank to the Daily Mail about his goal to take a look at and pull his son, Eubank Jr, out of his scheduled October 8th fight against Conor Benn.
“I’ve given him my path. If he [Eubank Jr] doesn’t need to observe it, he’ll be dragged along. On the other hand he’ll do what’s right kind for him. He is coming down 1oz underneath 160lbs, which cannot happen on my watch.
“This is modern-day “gladiating”; this is not a plaything for the objective marketplace. We wish to be strict another way, lives are put at risk, and my son’s life cannot be put at risk. I’ve already out of place one. It’ll most likely’t happen yet again,” discussed Eubank.