Roy Jones Jr has given his two cents on Chris Eubank Jr’s upcoming fight with Conor Benn this weekend – and believes Eubank can ill afford to overlook the punching power of Benn.
Jones, who trained Eubank for his his most recent fights but will not be in the corner on Saturday night, told the BBC that he sees similarities between Conor and his father Nigel, who was known for his ferocity
“He loves to brawl. He can box – I’m not saying he can’t – but he’ll smash you out like his dad. Not many people have stopped Chris Algieri. He did it.
Conor is his father’s son, if he gets the opportunity to take you out, he’s going to take you out and that’s just who he is.
If I were in Chris’ corner, I would keep telling him – listen, don’t just let him hit you. Don’t just allow him to hit you. I don’t care that he’s smaller, I don’t care if you don’t respect his punch power.”
The weight has been a topic of much discussion for the meeting between Eubank and Benn, mainly focused on the side of Jr and how well he can make the 157lb limit at the age of 33.
Jones, however, does not foresee the cut being a problem.
“He can make that weight so easy.”
Eubank will be hoping Jones is correct on that front, especially after the numerous videos he has posted on social media tucking into various takeaways, treats and even a slice of birthday cake!