Gareth A Davies compares ‘dangerous’ Eubank-Benn to two other fights
Prominent boxing and mixed martial arts journalist Gareth A Davies has given his latest thoughts on the Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn situation.
Speaking on TalkSport Fight Night PodcastHe considers the 157-pound weight ‘too dangerous’ and compares it to other famous British boxers, who have been affected by the dramatic weight difference in bouts.
“The weight class fight is too dangerous. It reminds me of two other fights [Canelo-Khan and Golovkin-Brook].
I remember being in Virgil Hunter’s Oakland gym and he took me aside and said ‘I don’t want the kid to take this, I mean.’. He said ‘He’s going to have to perfectly box every minute of every round to survive and win.’
Canelo was so great against Amir Khan, it didn’t seem right. He entered the ring weighing more than 20 pounds.
And then there’s Kell Brook and Golovkin, big difference in weight, big difference in weight.
There is a weight division for a reason. We have to be careful for the safety of the fighters.
I’m glad this fight didn’t take place between Benn and Eubank. I don’t think this fight is going to happen now.”
Khan started the match incredibly fast (as he always does) and even got his name on the judges’ scorecards, but Canleo’s sheer size advantage means he can take down Khan and delivered a brutal punch in the sixth round, knocking Brit out cold.
There were concerns about weight levels even before the ‘Born Rivals’ match was postponed, with Eubank Jr saying throughout he hasn’t weighed in at 157 pounds since he was 18.
his father, Chris Eubank Sr even called it a ‘murder plot’ trying to lose weight for his son. Jr claims that cutting the weights will limit his abilities to 60%, with which he can still beat Benn, a well-known tactic to boost his promotion to the game. scheduled on October 8 at O2 Arena.