“My son’s life cannot be put in danger”
Chris Eubank Sr. looking to fight Nix Conor Benn Overweight clause
In a rather startling revelation, Chris Eubank Sr., father of middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (32-2, 23KOs), announced he had pulled his son from his Oct. 8 fight against welterweight contender Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (21-0, 14KOs). The former championship boxer has expressed concern that Eubank Jr can safely gain weight. Both fighters agreed to a catchweight of 157 pounds to close the gap between their respective weight classes.
A father watching over his son
“His life cannot be endangered. I have already lost a son. I can’t lose another one.
“If you have a child and someone tries to take it away from you and do something bad to that child, as a father you wouldn’t let them. That’s all I do.
I gave him my direction. If he does not want to follow him, he will be dragged away. But he’ll do what’s right for him… He drops 1 ounce below 160 pounds, which can’t happen under my watch.
It’s modern gladiator, it’s not a game for the public. We have to be strict otherwise lives are in danger and my son’s life cannot be in danger. I’ve already lost one. It cannot happen again.
However, Eubank Sr.’s worries appear to stem from a personal tragedy he and his family experienced in 2021. Then his youngest son, Sebastian Eubank, died of a heart attack at the age of 29. . From old Eubank’s perspective, he will do anything to prevent his son from making a potentially fatal decision. However, that being said, Eubank Jr. has signed a contract and obviously intends to go through with the fight.
The lowest weight Eubank Jr fought at in his career was against Omar Siala in 2014, where he weighed in at 158¼ pounds. Since then, he weighed 159 pounds and more. So maybe, just maybe there should be a worry break for Eubank Jr. Here at 3kings Boxing we will continue to monitor the story and provide updates as they come. that they will be available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher