With fight night drawing closer Conor Benn has revealed that he was surprised Chris Eubank Jr even took the fight with him.
The pair are set to clash on October 8 at the O2 Arena in London as they add a new chapter to the legacy of their fathers who engaged in an epic duo of fights in the early 1990’s
“I was surprised that he would take the fight,” Benn told talkSPORT.
“Forget everything else, all the details. I wasn’t surprised at the weight, and he really wants the fight.
“If he’s saying to us that he can make that weight then that’s great.
“I wasn’t expecting him to drop below 160lbs, so the fact that we’ve agreed that weight, I believe he’s a man of his word as he says he is and he will make that weight and it makes it even with me jumping up two weight divisions.”
Benn also touched on the recent comment from Chris Eubank Sr, who wants to pull his son out of the fight due to health concerns around making the agreed 157 lb catchweight.
“As far as I’m concerned the weight was always fine,” Benn said. “It was suggested to my team by team Eubank and we just agreed the weight.
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“Obviously, me jumping up two weight divisions, it’s a big jump.
“So, for him to come down an extra three pounds that should be no problem really, when you look at it like that.
“But, you know that’s not our problem, if his dad has an issue with him fighting me at that weight then that’s an issue they need to sort out, it has nothing to do with me.
“It’s completely irrelevant to me, all I know is that I signed to fight at this weight, for this much, at this time and I agreed on all fronts.”
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