Eubank vs Benn- October 8th, O2 arena. CONFIRMED

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Breazer5678, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    This fight will be big.

    Benn losing doesn't really hurt him. His expected to lose.
  2. chrisbonnie

    chrisbonnie Active Member banned Full Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Depends how he loses though, if he gets knocked out heavily, then what does that do for his longevity and selling power within the sport.

    It's a real "all in" kind of fight.
  3. Gazanta87

    Gazanta87 Member Full Member

    May 18, 2019
    Depends how much meat Young Christopher can muster on his power packed uppercuts.
  4. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs Relationships are not my forte Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    Yeah I mean I think it's a daft mismatch but I'm still looking forward to it. Even if it will definitely bring out the absolute worst of the casual fans.
  5. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! banned Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Take away the names and personalities for a minute, you've got a relatively inactive 33 year old middleweight/super middleweight boiling down to 157 to fight a young, hungry 26 year old welter who can easily make that weight. It's all wrong for the bigger fighter. That's when shots they use take for fun really wobble them.

    Eubank is cashing out for this and the inevitable rematch. He has had opportunities to create some kind of legacy but he's instead lived off the name and focused on the wedge instead. Which is fair enough by the way. Good luck to him.

    Like other posters have said, it's pure WWE and the biggest available payday at this moment for both of them.
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  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 banned Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    May as well hold my hands up from the off - this fights got me hooked.

    The Benn name sells. The Eubank name sells. Nostalgia sells.

    Yes they've shoe horned the weights and it's absolutely bizarre... but fascinating at the same time. This fight will be ****ing huge.

    It all simply depends on how Eubank handles the weight. I understand it's going to be at 157... so Benn is jumping up 10 pounds and Eubank coming down 3.

    I know people are saying Eubank was a former 168 but let's be real, he even said himself he was never a 168 and was underweight.... he was up there searching for the big fights (super six). However at the recent weigh in for Williams he looked tight at 160... so where are those additional 3 pounds going to come off.

    He'll surely have to kill himself to make weight so it really depends on whether he can take his chin into the fight. He's got a superb chin so if it's still intact, I think Benn starts sharp but it's only a matter of time before Eubank - being the naturally bigger man - takes over and bullies him.

    If not, then the shots he's used to walking straight through will suddenly be buzzing him. And Benn will be chomping at the bit early, catching him clean.

    I think if Benn starts to take heavy shots then Sims won't hang around with the towel.
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  7. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    FFS, this fight is nothing more than a publicity stunt, it shouldn't be happening and it could IMO be potentially very dangerous for both of them, Eubank Jr if he's too weight drained and Benn because he could get badly hurt simply because Eubank Jr's much bigger than him.
  8. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    This fight confirms that professional boxing is nothing but business.
  9. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 banned Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    It is called 'Prize fighting' for a reason
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  10. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    157 is a real problem for junior Chris maybe but the rehydration number will be bigger problem. they will make him stay low weight overnight. how low? I have not heard. but it iwill be s unlikely they will not have rehydration clause second weigh in
  11. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 banned Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    If it's £100k fine per 1 pound he is over...... given the money he stands to earn I wouldn't be surprised if he takes the fine and weighs in at 160
  12. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Blimey you’ve change your tune, I thought you loved anything Eubank related.
  13. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    This is the heart of the rip-off. This is a money fight but means zero in terms of Benn's career at 147 (or 154 if he stays higher) so if he's in any real danger they'll yank him out. Eubank doesn't give up easily so as long as he's on his feet come the late rounds you could see Benn being withdrawn for his own good.
  14. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Did losing to Eubank hurt Blackwell? He could get a severe pasting here. I can’t see anyway this doesn’t end in a brutal win for Eubank. He will probably toy and showboat in there with him.
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  15. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Completely agree with the bold. Sims will have the towel in early unless Eubank can knock him out properly, which I wouldn’t bet against.