Chris Eubank Jr confirms he WILL fight against Conor Benn days after dad demanded he pull out of bout amid safety fears | The Sun

CHRIS EUBANK JR has confirmed he WILL fight Conor Benn – just days after his dad demanded the bout be called off amid safety concerns.

The pair of next generation stars are set for a 157lb catchweight clash on October 8 at the O2 Arena.

But the fight for the ages was thrown into doubt after Eubank Sr claimed he wants his son pulled OUT.

Although Eubank Jr has now taken matters into his own hands to put fans at ease.

He tweeted: "24 days left until me & Benn scrap for all the marbles."

Eubank Jr, 32, is a career 11st 6lb middleweight contender in the 160lb division.


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And he has even campaigned brieifly at 168lb as a super-middleweight.

Whereas Benn, 25, isa current 10st 7lb welteweight contender.

So due to the size disparity, the pair have agreed to fight at 157lb, meaning Benn will jump up 10lb.

But for Eubank Jr, he is faced with cutting to a career-low weight while a limit of what they can weigh the next day is also in place.

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As a result his dad, whose son Sebestian suddenly died aged 29 after a heart attack at sea last year, voiced his concern.

Eubank Sr said: "This is modern day 'gladiating', this is not a play thing for the audience.

"We have to be strict otherwise lives are put in danger and my son's life cannot be put in danger. I've already lost one. It can't happen again."

Despite Sr's fear, Benn's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to his Matchroom Boxing channel that the fight is still on.

Hearn said: “The contract is with Chris Eubank Jr. He has no intention of pulling out of the fight. I think it would cripple his credibility.

"I think he would have to retire if he did, but he doesn’t want to pull out.

"He’s getting a massive pay day. He’s very confident about the fight."

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