Via Craig Daly: Chris Eubank Jr will likely be a significant favorite for his October 8 battle with Conor Benn at London’s O2 Arena. The fight is expected to take place at an unknown weight.
Benn’s only advantage in the fight was the weight class he participated in. If it was low enough, Eubank Jr would be strong enough to dominate Benn with his size and strength.
Eubank Jr-Benn will be shown on DAZN PPV, and it will do well in the UK but not the US. Neither of these boxers did anything to attract the attention of the American audience.
As pointed out by Gareth A. Davies, Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) will have a physical and experience advantage over Benn.
Though Benn has had the chance to battle talented 147-pounders like David Avanesyan for experience, he prefers to hit his trades at a lower level against older veterans with much less power.
“Yes, 156, 157, I’m sure they disputed that,” Gareth A. Davies told iFL TV about gravity for Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn.
“Eubank wants more money to lose weight. There may be a fine or a fine. Generally, it is $100,000 per pound. It’s not on the official press release, which is a pity.
“Maybe they’re still arguing back and forth. I don’t know if an official press conference has been announced. Well, I expected 156, 157 pounds. That’s what I’ve been hearing all this time.
For Chris, losing three or four pounds is not the end of the world. Clear, The advantages for Chris. He’s more experienced and naturally the bigger man. He is a very sharp boxer.
“I don’t expect him to go in there and beat Conor Benn. I hope Conor will come forward and be Chris to be the leader for the bull. Conor is very fresh; he doesn’t take much damage.
“Now we’ll see if he can take a punch. He can take a punch and see how his chin is. When I think about it, I see Eubank as a very popular person.
“That’s how he handled his body in preparation for that fight. If he drops down very carefully. It’s a tough question, but I think he will have a lot of advantages in this fight, Eubank Jr. At this point, I see him winning on points,” said Davies.