Much to fans delight, Chris Eubank Jr has been seen parading around the O2 Arena with a family-sized bucket of KFC chicken ahead of his much-hyped clash with Conor Benn on October 8.
In what could be considered a cheeky dig to his opponent, the son of legend Chris Eubank Sr released footage via his Instagram of him tucking into the popular fast food only 6 weeks ahead of his ring return. The 32-year-old was at the O2 as a part of the DAZN broadcast team for YouTube star KSI’s recent event, where he fought two opponents in one night.
Chris Eubank Jr trolling Conor Benn by eating KFC in front of everybody despite having to make 157lbs for their fight in six weeks…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 28, 2022
A great deal has been made of the 157 lbs catch weight put in place for the fight, but it seems that Eubank Jr isn’t stressing about hitting that number on the scale. This comes as surprise considering he’s never competed below 160 lbs, and has campaigned as high as 168 lbs. With Benn currently fighting at 147 lbs, he will undoubtedly be the smaller man in the ring but perhaps has more of a license for the luxury of KFC.
How these cuts and gains will affect the fight is a hot debate amongst fans, but the reported $100,000 fine per lb over the limit could potentially make that an extremely expensive takeaway for the naturally bigger man in Eubank Jr. What we do know is that he has started the mind games ahead of their bout, building on the already immense anticipation.
The magnitude of the event was confirmed with tickets selling out in under an hour and Eddie Hearn predicting it’ll be his “biggest PPV ever”. It will be broadcast on DAZN PPV.