Kalle Sauerland has reaffirmed in an interview with talkSPORT that next month’s all-British showdown between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. is “absolutely on”, despite Chris Eubank Sr‘s claim that he wants to pull his son out of the clash in a media call on Monday. Senior pointed to the risks of making the agreed 157lb catchweight limit as the reason why.
“Very clear statement – the fight is absolutely on”, stated Sauerland. “We don’t have a contract with Chris Eubank Sr, we have a contract with Chris Eubank Jr. He was sparring yesterday, my only issue at the moment is to find sparring partners because he’s going through them like a hot knife through butter“.
Senior even suggested he could take legal action to prevent the bout from taking place, but such claims were dismissed by Sauerland who again pointed out the contract exists between his promotional outfit Wasserman Boxing and Junior himself, not his father.
Chief Editor of Boxing News Matt Christie confirmed on Twitter that Ronnie Davies, who has been around the Eubank family for decades, has confirmed Junior is ‘100% fit and his weight is perfect’. Christie also states that the British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed that Eubank Jr. has been weighed multiple times during the build-up so far and they are more than satisfied that he is cutting weight in a safe manner.
DAZN are set to broadcast the event live on pay-per-view on October 8th, with no undercard announcements made at the current time of writing.