Via Brian Webber: Chris Eubank Jr says he’ll smile at Conor Benn if he connects with a big hit similar to the one he nailed cruiser Chris Algieri last December with his fourth-round knockout that.
Eubank Jr says he has a better chin than 38-year-old Algieri, and that he will be able to take the best photos of Benn and respond with big pictures of his own.
Some say that 26-year-old Conor Benn has been defended by his promoter Eddie Hearn, who has kept him away from the big boxers during his six-year professional career.
When Hearn brought Benn in with the heavy-handed French Cedrick Peynaud, he was dropped twice and won in a controversial six-round decision. Many people who witnessed that fight helped Peynaud easily win.
To be fair, if Eubank Jr could get out with Benn the way Peynaud did, he would have wiped him out, even if he was stripped of his 157 lb weight and 10 lb rehydration clause. for the match.
We’ll know more about Benn if Hearn brings him into the game against these opponents at the age of 147:
- Keith Thurman
- Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis
- Vergil Ortiz Jr
- Eimantas Stannionis
- Yordenis Ugas
- David Avanesyan
Interestingly, Benn and Hearn never cared about the fight with Avanesyan because it was a match that would give Conor experience. Benn’s excuse not to fight Avanesyan tells you a lot about his readiness to face the best at 147.
Chris Eubank Jr said: “All those attributes will get him in a lot of trouble against me. Boxing DAZN about Conor Benn and his belligerence.
“When I was 22 compared to when I was 26, big, huge improvements,” continued Eubank Jr. “He improves with every game, and now he is at a stage where he thinks He’s at a level where he can play against the big boys.
“At this stage in 2019, I don’t see him as a potential opponent. I always say how great it would be if we got into the ring.
“He’s growing up; he’s becoming a monster,” Eubank Jr said of Conor Benn’s fight against the journeyman Samuel Vargas. “He is relentless; he has that fire. He wants to hurt you.
“We both have something to prove. Not so much for me anymore because I was there, and I did. Especially early on in my caregiver, I always had to prove that I was there. It’s not a gimmick. It was not because of my name that I entered this war.
“That’s what keeps me going. I can’t go there and bump my head against a guy and be satisfied with my decision. I can not do it. They expected too much from me.
“There are too many haters and too many doubters, too many internet trolls saying all this. I can’t give them that ammo. I have to go and get these people out. So is he.
“He’s growing here,” Eubank Jr said of Conor’s fight with Chris Algieri. “Algieri is a former world champion, a very experienced lad, and Conor blew him out of the water. He hit him with a heavy bullet. He’s a tough guy, but Algieri doesn’t have the chin like Chris Eubank Jr.
If Conor can connect that shot with me, I’ll smile in his face. I don’t go down like Chris Algieri did. When that happens, and he can hit me with a shot like that, and he sees me looking at him and smiling and saying, ‘Yeah, come on. Where is the next one? ‘ How will he react? That is what we will find out,” said Eubank Jr.