‘It isn’t going to occur’ – Chris Eubank Snr insists he is not going to permit his son to combat Conor Benn at 157lbs catchweight

Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn
Eubank Jnr and Benn are scheduled to collide on 8 October

Chris Eubank Snr insists Chris Eubank Jnr is not going to combat Conor Benn at their agreed catchweight, adamant he is not going to permit his son to place his life in peril.

Eubank Jr and Benn are set to comply with of their father’s footsteps once they meet of their eagerly anticipated grudge match on 8 October on the O2 Area.

A catchweight of 157lbs has been agreed for the bout, with welterweight Benn developing from 147lbs and Eubank Jnr dropping down from middleweight (160lbs), the place he has most not too long ago campaigned.

Reviews have urged each fighters shall be fined $100,000 (£82,000) of their purse for each pound they weigh in above that 157lbs restrict.

However talking to Eubank Snr says he is not going to let his son take such main dangers along with his well being, insisting he is not going to are available in under 160lbs.

‘I don’t know what they’re speaking about,’ Eubank Snr stated.

‘They don’t make the foundations. In the event you use their guidelines, they’ll ensnare you. Like having you are available in beneath your weight that retains you protected.

‘In the event you are available in beneath that weight, you set your life in peril and nobody can put my son’s life in peril. I’ve already misplaced one son. It isn’t going to occur,’ added former middleweight and super-middleweight champion, who tragically misplaced his son Sebastian final yr.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn
Benn and Eubank plan to comply with of their fathers’ footsteps (Image: Getty)

‘Weight reduction is one thing that nobody understands until you’ve gotten carried out it. You don’t realize it till you’ve felt it. That’s the reason he doesn’t combat beneath 160lbs. Sufficient stated.

‘What these different individuals have been speaking about, what the nation is speaking about, it’s an phantasm. He can not go beneath 160lbs. If Nigel needs his son to combat my son, successfully, he has received to do this at 160lbs, and that he’s not doing.

‘You’ve all the time heard me speaking in regards to the hazard of boxing and the way harmful my son is. When he’s on type. Which was proven in opposition to Nick Blackwell. Which was proven in opposition to Avni Yildirim.

‘These fights had been over my watch. Not anyone else’s watch. And that’s my son. Take a look at these performances and you will note the brilliance of a pure combating spirit which is what Livingstone Jnr is. My son.

‘Why would I’ve considerations [over the catchweight?] My son doesn’t come beneath 160lbs, interval.

‘My son doesn’t come down beneath 160lbs as a result of Nigel is aware of, as a result of he has felt it so he is aware of it and my son can’t be put in that hazard. He is not going to be put in that hazard.’



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