Via Charles Brun: Chris Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) says he’ll retire if he loses to Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) on October 8 in their 157 lb.
As far as Eubank Jr is concerned, then “Impossible Physics” let the inexperienced 25-year-old Benn beat him in their match at the O2 Arena in London. Eubank Jr said it would take a “miracle” and an “act of God” for Benn to get the upset victory.
Benn has no experience against a real world-class opponent, and he has never played against anyone at middleweight. The people that Eddie Hearn confronted Benn were in their old state and past their prime.
This is a win-win money war for Benn, as even if he loses, he will make so much money that it will lessen the pain of defeat.
Conor says he wants to fight Yordenis Ugas and Keith Thurman, but they’re busy. It’s a little hard to believe that Hearn would go from playing Benn against Chris Van Heerden to lining him up with Thurman or Ugas.
“If he works a miracle and beats me, I have to retire,” Chris Eubank Jr told Boxing in the match about him retiring if he loses to Conor Benn on October 8. “It’s a lot of pressure. I never said this.”
Well, if Eubank Jr loses and retires, it will likely be one of those Tyson Fury-style retirements. In other words, Eubank Jr will retire in five months, and as soon as one of the promoters has raised his underlying funds, he will retire.
Conor Benn: “You’re in shock. You are crazy, you are. “
Chris Eubank Jr: “I know I’m angry.”
Benn: “Not without miracles. You’ve got someone sitting there who would rather fight a Youtuber. “
Eubank Jr: “An act of God and you will defeat me.”
Benn: “Be a man of your word and then retire.”
Eubank Jr: “I’ve always been the one to keep my word. So that’s another reason why this is personal because I love being a boxer. I love the sport of boxing. I don’t want it to end”.
Unfortunately, Benn doesn’t have enough skill to win this match against Eubank Jr. Even in Benn’s final game against Van Heerden, he looked shaky in the first round as he started shooting and you can see his confidence waver.