Via Allan Fox: Roy Jones Jr is picking Chris Eubank Jr to beat Conor Benn, an inexperienced weightlifter with few problems, on October 8 in a 157 lbs heavyweight bout at London’s O2 Arena.
Jones has a number of things he’s worried about for the fight. He wants former IBO super-middleweight champion Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs) to guard against young Benn’s left hook.
Conor was more cautious than a pure puncher like his famous father, Nigel Benn, so he focused more on single shots, hoping to stun his opponents. Once Benn sees them injured, he knocks them down with a barrage of shots to finish them off.
Benn hasn’t fought anyone well throughout his career, as he has been selectively confronting old people who were never so good, even when they were young.
“I think Eubank won the match without any problemsbut there are some things he has to do to control Benn,” Roy Jones Jr told Fighthype. “I think Eubank is more experienced, bigger and a better fighter.
“All my thoughts go to Eubank Jr, but there are a few things that Conor can cause problems. I warned Chris about those thingsso I think he’ll be fine.
“Head down, be careful, watch out for the big hook on the left. Things like that,” Jones Jr said when asked what he was telling Eubank Jr as a precaution in the fight against Benn.
“If it were me and they asked me what he should do, I would tell him to just do it,” Jones Jr said of Benn using his father Nigel Benn to help him train and work in corner on October 8.
“Your dad is the season the war is going on, and having dads in the corner makes it even bigger for everyone. If I were a fan, I would want to see Nigel in Conor’s corner and Eubank in Chris’ corner.
“Why would I want to place my value on something bigger than that? Their fight is for their father. Fathers are why the war is even relevant. They wouldn’t have fought without their father. One is the welding weight class, and the other is the middle class,” says Jones.