Looks like Chris Eubank Jr is in for one of the most scrutinized yet relaxed weight loss in boxing history, but it’s his birthday anyway…
Less than a week after his fight with Conor Benn was questioned by his father, who threatened to pull him out because cutting the weight down to 157lbs is potentially dangerous. However, Eubank Jr was undeterred and confirmed the October 8 clash at the O2 in London would go ahead as planned.
The boxer, who is aiming to be underweight in his career so he can move forward without risking fines or cancellations, is 33 years old today. There are just a few reasons why one might be denied cake on their special day – unfortunately, cutting the weight for a professional boxing match is one of them.
Eubank Jr does not accept such thoughts. In his latest video from what some call mind games, he stuffed the birthday cake next to a large ‘60% chocolate. ‘
– Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) September 18, 2022
Those who have watched the build process know that 60% does not mention how many cakes Eubank intends to eat – no, that number could be 100%. Rather, it’s the level of performance he believes he’ll get into the ring and the appropriate level of effort required, he said, let him defeat Benn convincingly.
On the other end of the scale, Benn is intent on gaining weight. After fighting all of his pro bouts at the welding weight limit of 147lbs, he will aim to add about 10lbs if he wants to enter the ring similar to his opponent. With that in mind, perhaps Eubank Jr can share a piece of his cake before the proceedings begin.
With 19 days to go before the first bell rings and all talking and eating stops, it is still unclear who will be the voice in Eubank’s corner. He wants that duty to fall to his father, but given Senior’s adamantness in refuting it, that seems unlikely.
Maybe it’s thinking for tomorrow like tonight, he celebrates. Lots of happy profits, Chris.