Eubank Sr Nixes Benn Fight?: “My Son’s Life Cannot Be Put In Danger”

Chris Eubank Sr Refuses to Let his Son Fight Conor Benn!

Chris Eubank Sr stands between his son and Conor Benn
Chris Eubank Sr stands between his son and Conor Benn | Credit: PA/Getty Images

Chris Eubank Sr. Seeks to Nix Conor Benn Fight Over Weight Clause


In quite a surprising revelation, Chris Eubank Sr., father of middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (32-2, 23KOs), has announced that he has pulled his son out of his October 8 fight against welterweight contender Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (21-0, 14KOs). The former championship boxer expressed concern over Eubank Jr being able to safely make weight. Both fighters agreed to a catch weight of 157 pounds to bridge the gap between their respective weight classes.

A Father Looking Out for His Son

“His life cannot be put in danger. I’ve already lost one son. I can’t lose another.”

“If you have a child and someone’s trying to actually take that child away from you, and do something wrong to that child, as a dad you wouldn’t let them. That’s all I’m doing.

I’ve given him my direction. If he doesn’t want to follow it, he will be dragged along. But he will do what is right for him… He is coming down 1 ounce below 160 pounds which cannot happen on my watch.

This is modern day gladiating, this is not a play thing for the audience. We have to be strict otherwise lives are put in danger and my son’s life cannot be put in danger. I’ve already lost one. It can’t happen again.”

However, Eubank Sr.’s concerns seem to stem from a personal tragedy he and his family experienced back in 2021. Then, his youngest son, Sebastian Eubank, died of a heart attack at the age of 29. From the elderly Eubank’s perspective, he’ll do anything to prevent his son from making a potentially fatal decision. However, with that being said, Eubank Jr. signed a contract and, by all accounts, is intent on going through with the bout.

The lowest weight Eubank Jr has fought at in his career was against Omar Siala back in 2014 where he weighed 158¼ pounds. Since then he’s weighed in at 159 pounds and higher. So maybe, just maybe their should be a pause for concern for Eubank Jr. We here at 3kings Boxing will continue to monitor the story and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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