Via Robert Segal: Promoter Eddie Hearn predicts that Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn will be the biggest pay-per-view boxing match ever made.
What’s really impressive would be if the Eubank Jr-Benn battle yields more buying PPVs than Saturday’s rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, as well as the September 17 trio clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin.
It’s fair to say the Eubank Jr-Benn fight is being promoted better than the Joshua vs. Usik II. The amount of rumors generated from Eubank Jr. and Benn in their recent launch press conference was unreal.
What helps is the friction between those two fighters, as well as the sly words from Eubank Jr with the way he talks about wanting to go to Benn’s school. It is priceless.
If Benn can beat middleweight Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs), it will make him a worldwide star overnight on October 8.
“I know this war is huge. Eubank Jr against Benn will be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done,” Eddie Hearn told. Against TV Hub. “It’s just an absolute monster.
“It spanned so many generations,” Hearn said of the battle between Eubank Jr and Benn. “The young generation follows in the footsteps of two warriors now, 40 plus, 60 plus and 80 plus.
“It is very large. I can’t wait; two great characters, two great warriors coming on October 8th,” Hearn said.
“I can deny that; That’s not accurate,” Hearn said when informed that there was discussion about the rehydration clause of just 5 pounds. “I don’t even know if I’m really talking. I will give you a clue. It’s all around; I believe the wait for IBF checks,” Hearn said.
“He took me lightly and thought I would do an easy job, and that was fine. Let him think that,” Conor Benn told iFL TV. “He can think what he wants.
“You ask me that because you know he’s a bit of a weird character. I am in control. It is always controlled aggression. I don’t know why he said what he was saying. Why do I hear about all the disadvantages?
“I don’t want to hear about no excuses. I think he definitely didn’t achieve what I thought he would achieve. Again, that’s not my problem.
“I am only 25 years old, so I have a lot to prove. I was so hungry, and I was a barbarian,” Benn said.