Conor Benn may have been heavier than Chris Eubank Jr when the pair met in the ring.
The duo, son of legends Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr., will clash on October 8.
The bout will weigh in at 157 pounds and will be held at the O2 Arena in London, UK, live exclusively on DAZN worldwide and on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the UK and Ireland .
Eubank Jr recently said that he won’t need to hit 100% to win the fight against Benn weight class in his career as he had to hit his lowest weight to date as a pro to stay on contract.
There’s a rehydration provision, rumored to be around 10 lbs, and £100,000 per pound – or so, if promoter Eddie Hearn is to be believed, would be good for any boxer taking the weight over the limit. However, it seems that the amount Eubank Jr can pay back after weighing 157lb is more stringent than most people initially think.
But Eubank Jr laughed at the idea of having too many luxuries to put on the best part of a stone after Friday’s weighing.
Former European champion boxer Spencer Oliver discussed weight stats of talkSPORT’s Adam Catterall and admit:
“This is where it gets confusing!”
The second weigh-in will take place at 11 a.m. on match day, to test whether Eubank Jr is stuck with his share of the bargain.
But Oliver, who was forced to retire in May 1998 after suffering a blood clot in his brain during a European super bantamweight loss to Sergey Devakov at the Royal Albert Hall in London, went on to reveal the true extent of his rehydration provisions.
“I think it [the rehydration clause] is 10 pounds.
“I told Chris Eubank Jr., when I did an interview with him, I said, ‘Look, Chris, you haven’t gotten down to 157 pounds as a pro, it’s going to be. very tight but you are rehydrated. terms, you’ve got 10 pounds to put in…’
“He looked at me and said, ‘You’re crazy, I don’t have 10 pounds to put on, [the clause is] not 10 pounds, which is why it’s all in Conor’s favor. ‘
“He said, ‘One, they make me drop to 157lbs and two, I’m not allowed to carry more than five pounds.'”
Benn emphasized at Friday’s fight launch press conference in London that it was Eubank Jr’s team that suggested the agreed weights to them and that they simply followed through.
He also said he had to lose weight to hit the 157lb limit, although boxing is typically 10lbs lighter in the welterweight class (147lbs), while it seems unlikely Eubank Jr will be allowed to weigh more than 162lb in the welterweight class. morning of the fight – does that open up the possibility of Benn coming in as a heavier heavyweight in the match?