Chris Eubank Sr. has called for the fight between his son Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn to be called off despite the rave and anticipation ahead of the 158 pound catchweight fight taking place on Saturday Night 8th September at the O2 Arena.
Chris Eubank Jr 33, has fought throughout his professional career as a middleweight and super middleweight but will be dropping down to 157 pounds with a catchweight fight with Conor Benn, who has been fighting at Welterweight.
The fight between the two second generation Boxers has been promoted with the shadows of the rivalry between Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn, who both fought in what is still regarded as the biggest rivals in Boxing.
Eubank Sr., who has always been part of Eubank Jr’s fight camp, has kept himself away from preparations ahead of the fight with Conor Benn and has now called on the organisers and promoters of the fight to call it off based on the possible damage the fighters, especially Benn might incur due to the weight difference.
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“Dear Spencer and The Fight Is Right. Boycott the fight: [Eubank] Jr. versus Benn:” Eubank told The Fight Is Right hosts Spencer Fearon and Tunde Ajayi. “You know what three pounds beneath the middleweight limit at 33-years-old can do.
“This is how brain injuries occur.”
Eubank Sr. is in a better position to explain the topic “Brain Damage” than majority of the fighters or those organising and sanctioning the fight between Eubank Jr and Conor Benn. During his active days, Eubank Sr fought Micheal Watson in a 1991 rematch that ended with Watson incurring an almost deadly brain injury that resulted in the latter spending a month in a coma.
Eubank Jr found himself in a similar situation when he brutally stopped Nick Blackwell in the 10th round back in 2016. The latter suffered a blessing in the brain and had to be subjected to a medically induced coma.
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