Dave Allen has had his say on Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn and, despite the public excitement for the fight, Allen is less than impressed.
Speaking to Boxing Social, ‘The White Rhino’ said he simply couldn’t look past the well documented size difference between the two.
“I don’t like the fight. They’re not even the same weight, are they? They’re not even the same size – they’re not even remotely near the same size!
“One’s at welter, the other’s a middle who’s boxed at super middle – he boxed George Groves at super middleweight! Now he’s boxing a fella who’s lost to Cedric Peynaud. Benn’s improved since then but Jesus Christ.”
To compensate for the size disparity, a catchweight of 157lbs was agreed for the contest, with a rehydration clause rumoured to be in place for Eubank Jr.
However, the fight was thought to be in jeopardy last night, when Chris Eubank Sr sensationally claimed he had pulled his son out of the fight over concerns about these conditions, reportedly saying:
“My son’s life cannot be put in danger… I’ve already lost one. It can’t happen again.
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 1oz below 160lbs which cannot happen on my watch.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland told Talksport this morning that the fight was still going ahead, so British fans will wait with baited breath to see if the two do make it into the ring on October 8th at the 02.