Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn shared an interesting first press convention in London on Thursday forward of their upcoming combat.
The pair got here face-to-face for the primary time and exchanged phrases on a number of events as they reignited their fathers’ previous household rivalry previous to October 8.
Eubank Jr irked Benn by suggesting that he won’t be at his finest within the combat as a consequence of weight restrictions.
The pair have agreed to fulfill at a 157lbs catchweight with a rehydration clause that means they’ll weigh in once more on the day of the combat, stopping the larger man from fuelling up as a lot as he would ideally like.
Eubank Jr mentioned this implies he’ll solely be at “60 per cent” on combat evening, although insisted this was honest as a result of the combat can be a “public execution” if he was allowed to be 100 per cent.
Benn fired again by accusing him of creating excuses prematurely.
Eubank Jr insisted he doesn’t hate or dislike Benn, however made it clear how a lot the combat means to him by way of the household rivalry.
“It is a combat the place each our household names are on the road,” he mentioned.
“We have now to uphold these names to the very best of our capacity.
“That’s the place it makes it private for me.
“Nigel Benn’s shot at his loss [to my father] being avenged is Conor beating me, ‘My son beat his son.’ That may assist him sleep higher at evening.
“I can’t let him get these further hours of sleep, I can’t do this to my previous man. I’ve to uphold the household identify.
“I’ve to ensure the Eubank identify stays on prime of the Benn identify.”
After they went face-to-face, the pair continued the trash discuss.
Benn instructed Eubank Jr: “It’s made that you just assume you’ll be able to stroll via me, ?”
To which Eubank Jr replied: “You’ve gotta be assured, eh?”
Benn chuckled and added: “Delusional.”