Chris Eubank Jnr vs Conor Benn fight: date, time and tickets ahead of the catchweight match


Chris Eubank Jr says he’s worried he’ll have to drop to 157 pounds before his showdown with Conor Benn, but added the risks were “worth it” for the chance to compete in the highly anticipated contest .

Eubank Jr and Benn face each other at London’s O2 Arena on October 8, three decades after their famous fathers battled each other.

Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 knockouts) has fought at middleweight and super-middleweight, while Benn (21-0, 14 knockouts) is boxing at welterweight, so their meeting is set at a 157-pound catchweight.

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Eubank Snr has called for the fight to be dropped due to weight limit concerns.

“If I went in with someone I considered a murderer, I would never do such a thing,” Eubank Jr. told me. to Telegraph Sports.

“I just don’t see that pedigree or Conor’s grade, so I’m taking the risk of losing weight to a weight I’ve never been before and I’m taking the risk of not being able to fully hydrate after the fight.

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“Is it a concern? I mean, I think so, yeah, I’ve never had to do anything like this in my career, so I don’t know how my body will react, I don’t know how I’m going to feel at night, I know I won’t be 100 percent.

Eubank Jr added that he enjoyed the challenge of making the weight.

“It’s going to be a tough, tough challenge to get to this weight, but it’s worth it, it’s totally worth it, to take on a fight like this and be part of a unique event,” said he.

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“We are richly rewarded for this struggle, so the toughness and the hardships that will come with having to make a new weight that I’ve never been before, you know it’s fair and I understand and I’ve accepted it and I will do it.”



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