Conor Benn has now responded online to talk of Chris Eubank Sr. pulling his son out of their October 8th catchweight contest at London’s O2 Arena.
The twenty-five-year-old posted a picture with stablemate Felix Cash with the caption “just sparred 10 rounds…while someone’s having DADDY ISSUES…“. A further post was uploaded to Instagram where Benn posted a photo of the pair at the announcement press conference with a giant X over Eubank with the caption ‘GROUNDED’ above.
This comes following Eubank Jr’s father, Eubank Sr., stating in a media call that he wants to see his son pulled out of the upcoming clash due to concerns over him making the 157lb catchweight limit, which is three lbs below Junior’s usual fighting weight at middleweight (160lbs). Senior even pleaded with both Conor and Nigel Benn, the latter an old rival as the pair faced-off in two huge showdowns during the nineties to form the most iconic British boxing rivalry, to ‘protect his son’. No word has come from Eubank Jr. since the media call took place at the time of writing.
Junior’s longtime rival Billy-Joe Saunders also weighed in on the situation via Instagram, saying ‘Benn is giving age, experience and weight away so if Eubanks can’t be disciplined to lose the extra few pounds he should not have wasted everybody’s time simple, get the weight made and get in the ring and fight‘.