Eddie Hearn has come out confirming that there are ‘no doubts’ that Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn will face off on October 8.
It’s been a busy week for the promoter. Amidst a Canelo Álvarez combat week and Tyson Fury – Anthony Joshua negotiations, it was made busier nonetheless by the news that Chris Eubank Sr wanted to pull his son out of the fight with Benn as a result of the load minimize was harmful.
Hearn sat down with Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel to clear up any confusion, insisting that the combat was to go forward no matter Eubank Sr’s tried intervention.
“The contract is with Chris Eubank Jr. He has no intention of pulling out of the combat. I feel it might cripple his credibility. I feel he must retire if he did, however he doesn’t need to pull out. He’s getting a large pay day. He’s very assured concerning the combat.
You noticed the quotes from Ronnie Davis final evening who mentioned his weight is nice. The British Boxing Board of Management have been checking his weight. I wouldn’t be too fazed by the KFC buckets and a few dessert I noticed in the present day.”
On the weight cut for Eubank Jr, the promoter appears to suppose extra of it’s being made essential.
“Chris Eubank Jr is knowledgeable. He is aware of what he signed up for. I feel he’s made 158 level one thing earlier than – it’s not a brutal, brutal weight minimize. The drawback right here is for Conor Benn, not for Chris Eubank. Yeah he’s bought to come back down a few kilos or a pound and a half decrease than he’s ever been. Conor Benn’s bought to maneuver up ten kilos – and I do know that’s not going to be brutal by way of the load minimize, however he’s preventing a a lot greater man.”
When requested whether or not he thinks the larger man will make the 157lbs catchweight on the weigh-in, he was assured.
“I do truly, yeah. As a result of I feel it’s embarrassing. The general public will really feel like he’s making an attempt to realize an edge by not making the contractual weight. There are weights inside the settlement that imply the combat could be cancelled if it’s above a sure quantity. He gained’t need to pay a high quality. He likes his cash.”
The information that Eubank Sr, who shared the ring with Nigel Benn twice again within the nineties, wasn’t proud of the combat led many to consider the occasion was to be pulled. Hearn closed the subject by reinforcing its standing.
“No doubts in that combat. October 8. You’re going to see one of many greatest fights the nation has ever witnessed, as a result of everyone’s speaking about it. That is simply one other plot twist to Eubank-Benn 3 if that’s what you need to name it.”