Casuals are hyped for Eubank Jnr v Benn, hardcores not so much

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  1. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    Benn-Eubank 1 was a good 50-50 domestic fight which became an event because there were only 4 channels, ITV made a good show of boxing at the time, and it was on an otherwise quiet Sunday night.

    Benn-Eubank 2 was a casual-fest swept along by ITV's blanket coverage of the event, getting the most out of their rights fee. People I know who would claim that "they didn't even know it was boxing season" (paraphrased from an episode of Frasier) were glued to it and haven't watched a fight since. Hardcore fans knew it wasn't the mega fight they were making out - there were better super-middles elsewhere, it was never going to live up to the first fight anyway, and Don King was just using it to set up fodder for Nunn and co. But we knew it was the biggest UK fight going and Lewis-Bruno had been denied to most of us the month before since Sky TV wasn't common.

    This modern version is precisely in between. Casuals will tune in, whipped up by social media hype as Matchroom always manages, but underneath there will be enough boxing fans who don't like the smell of the event but will tune in anyway.
     
  2. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It could dangerous both ways IMO, Eubank Jr if he's weight and Benn if he takes too much from the much bigger man especially, as hittable as he is.
     
  3. Elboxeo

    Elboxeo New Member Full Member

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    will be a good scrap, im looking forward to it.
     
  4. Peterp

    Peterp Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The fight is 50/50 because both are supposed overrated. This forum hates on both, that to me evens things up.

    If people are excited about something, an event, a movie, a tv show, the amount of actual substance in the product becomes secondary as it is the excitment which becomes the event, a night of enjoyment.
     
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  5. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It’s a cash out fight by two sons of legends. One who spent most of his career avoiding the best. The other whose career is midterm but has reached the end of the road in terms of beating up on sub world level competition.

    It will be an interesting spectacle while it lasts. We are going to see how tough Connor Benn is that is for sure.
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    Eubank and Benn were far bigger names than Lewis in 1993 in the UK.
     
  7. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    The thread is about casuals and hardcores though and you're kind of making my point.

    Lewis was the rising star in heavyweights to the extent the other champion wouldn't fight him. By that time Benn-Eubank was an attraction but by no means Lewis's pound-for-pound level.

    I remember being out the night of the Lewis-Bruno fight but making sure someone had access to tell me what was happening; nobody else that night cared less.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

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    I feel Benn was better than pre-Steward Lewis P4P and Eubank was never knocked out. The girls at my college were talking about Benn v Eubank in 1993, one of them had a crush on Benn, she told me that for some reason, lol
     
  9. Dave1311

    Dave1311 New Member Full Member

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    Can anybody think of a fighter coming in more obviously weight drained than eubank possibly will be?
     
  10. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    Jacobs against Canelo perhaps - he didn't have to boil down 3 pounds from the usual limit but did have a rehydration work against him.

    Bellew by the time he fought Usyk was a ghost of his Haye saga weight, and it showed.
     
  11. DramaShow

    DramaShow 18 Full Member

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    Jacobs didn't make the rehydration clause, he took the fine instead.
     
  12. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

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    Of course, memory's had a nightmare there :)
     
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  13. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Jamie McDonnell against Inoue.
     
  14. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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  15. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bellew was fat when he fought Usyk, with ***** tits and a belly. Hardly drained.