Chris Eubank Sr has revealed his admiration of Conor Benn and claimed that his son is more motivated by money.
It seems Been and Eubank Jr are set to come to blows at some point next year following more than 12 months of back and forth. They were originally scheduled to fight in October last year but Benn’s failed drug tests put paid to that.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Eubank Sr, who famously beat Conor’s father Nigel in their first encounter before a controversial draw in the rematch, said there is no real dislike between the two fighters and that each man is motivated by different things.
“The fighter’s don’t have hate. It’s the promoters. I know that my son Jr, yeh he’d like that fight, he’s a money man.
Conor, really, just wants to get a win for his dad. And I admire that.”
He went on to say Benn should be focussing on fights in his own division and not being swayed by avenging his father’s loss.
“There is a commandment that says ‘honour your father and your mother.’ The reason I have a love for Conor Benn is as follows. The son is supposed to follow the father into hell if that is what the father wants. But the father is wrong. He shouldn’t be leading him down that path. Conor’s career isn’t about Chris Eubank Jr. It’s about the champions at 147.”
Benn has fought just once this year, a 10-round points victory over tough Mexican Rodolfo Orozco, while Jr beat Liam Smith in impressive knockout fashion in their rematch.