“Benn doesn’t know how it feels to fight at this level”
Via Brian Webber: Chris Eubank Jr says he expects Conor Benn to fight cautiously with him soon in their 157 lb bout on October 8 because he’s never fought at “this level” before. this.
Not only is Benn (21-0.14 KOs) increasing his 10-pound weight from 147 to 157 but he is facing the first quality opponent of his career.
Up until now, Benn had been pitted against older fighters that weren’t a threat to defeat him. Not a single opponent Benn had faced during his six-year professional career had him worried.
Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) can punch, and if he’s not exhausted with weight training, he’s a bit ahead of Conor.
“He will be very careful early on because he doesn’t know Eubank Jr told Boxing in the match about Conor Benn.
“If he takes the lead from the first half, I will be impressed. So we’ll see, “Eubank Jr.
“I want to win this war brilliantly,‘ said Ben. “There are so many things here. I can’t lose this war. That’s how I look at it. I cannot lose it.
“There’s so much here for me to say, ‘You know what?’ I can’t. I have to win this,” Conor said.
Eddie Hearn said: “I’ve had a hard time for the past month trying to keep my mouth shut. “With Eubanks, it is always difficult. This war is great for many generations.
“My father promoted both of these wars [between Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn]. I watched both fights.”
“157 is the weight I have to lose, it’s the weight I haven’t gained since I was 18 years old,” says Eubank Jr. “Is that a worry? I guess you could say the same.
“It’s more of a challenge. I will make that weight. It’s just how difficult it will be. I don’t know, but I’ll do it because I’m a pro. In that sense, I would be at a disadvantage because he would be fully rehydrated,” said Eubank Jr.