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Chris Eubank Jr. Warn Conor Benn For Their Catchweight Fight

FightersTalkTV.com – Chris Eubank Jr very concerned about his upcoming sensational showdown against fellow Britain Conor Benn at the O2 Arena in London on October 8. The fight between the sons of two of British boxing’s most iconic figures is agreed upon in the 157-lb catchweight contest.

Eubank Jr. warned Benn to fight cautiously early on against him in their 157-lb catchweight battle. The WBA number one rank Eubank Jr. says that Benn has to be more careful when fighting in ten pounds above his usual.

“He’s going to be very careful early on because he doesn’t know what I am and what it’s like to fight at this level, so he has to feel it out,” said Eubank Jr. to Matchroom Boxing about Conor Benn.

“If he does go full steam ahead from round one, I’m going to be very impressed. So we’ll see.”

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Chris Eubank Jr. has to keep his power by losing more than ten pounds to fight against Conor Benn on October 8.

For Eubank himself, fighting against Conor Benn is the lowest weight he has had since he was a teenager. The Next Gen Eubank (32-2,23 KOs) has competed at super middleweight from 2017 to 2019, that’s means he was always fighting in 168lb. While ‘The Destroyer’ Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) hasn’t fought above 147lb since 2016 he boxed in welterweight.

“157lb is the weight I have to get down to. It’s a weight I haven’t been since I was about 18 years old. Is it a worry? I guess you could say that.

“It’s more of a challenge, I will make that weight, it’s just how hard is it going to be? I don’t know, but I will make it because I’m a professional – I think I’m around 170lb right now, 171lb. The issue is I have a very low body fat percentage. I know how it feels when I’m at 160lb the day of the weigh-in, so losing three more pounds under that, it’s going to be painful, it’s going to hurt,” said Eubank Jr.

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Not only is Benn moving up in weight ten pounds from 147 to 157, but he’s facing the first quality opponent of his career. Up until now, Benn has been matched against older fighters that weren’t a threat to beating him. None of the opponents Benn has faced during his six-year professional career had any pop in their punches to worry him. If not drained from making weight, Eubank’s punches are going to be more than a handful for Benn.

“I want to win this fight in a brilliant fashion,” said Benn. “There’s a lot on the line here. I can’t lose this fight. That’s the way I look at this. I just can’t lose it.

“There’s too much on the line here for me to go, ‘You know what?’ I just can’t. I’ve got to win this.” Said Conor Benn.

For both fighters, this fight is more than just bragging right – it’s about family honor. Their fathers, two British boxing legends, Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn fought twice in 1990 and 1993 in one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of the sport. Eubank Sr stopped Benn in the ninth round of their first encounter before a controversial split draw three years later left fans calling for a third fight – but it never came.

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will reignite their family feud on October 8
Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will reignite their family feud on October 8.

Now their sons will complete the trilogy and settle the score two months later and right one day ahead of 29 years after their fathers’ last bout.

“I grew up watching their legendary battles and always wanting to emulate that, and find my own arch nemesis… could this now be Conor Benn? We will find out,” said Eubank Jr.

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“He has walked the same path as I have. I know his struggle. Living in the shadow of a legend and trying to break out of that shadow and make his own name. If he can beat me, his name will be made, and he will never walk in his father’s shadow again.

“It’s a fight that’s going to spark the imagination of the British public, that’s what I’m happy about. In terms of anticipation, legacy and hype it’s the biggest fight of my career.”

Despite the fight is not for claiming any belts, Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn realize this is more than that. It’s all about pride between the two best British boxing clans.

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