Chris Eubank Jr has 'beaten up HEAVYWEIGHTS' in sparring as his mentor says ref must be 'protective' of Conor Benn | The Sun

Chris Eubank Jr has 'beaten up HEAVYWEIGHTS' in sparring as his mentor says ref must be 'protective' of Conor Benn | The Sun

CHRIS EUBANK JR's mentor has warned that Conor Benn must be protected in their super-fight as his man has beaten up HEAVYWEIGHTS in sparring.

Benn and Eubank are set for a DAZN pay-per-view blockbuster on October 8 at the O2 Arena, almost 30 years after their dads' famous rematch.

Due to their size disparity, the born rivals have agreed to meet between weights at a catchweight of 157lb.

It will see Eubank Jr, 32, come down from the 160lb middleweight division while Benn, 25, jumps up 10lb from the welterweight limit.

His coach Tony Sims claimed even in usual fight camps, they bring in sparring partners no smaller than middleweight.

But Ronnie Davies – who led Eubank Sr in those two classics with Nigel Benn – argued sparring means little having seen Jr do damage of his own in the gym.

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Davies told SunSport: "They go one about how good he looks in sparring against the bigger boys, it doesn’t mean nothing. 

“I’ve see Eubank Jr beating up heavyweights in the gym and that’s with big gloves and head guards on.”

Davies admitted he never wanted Eubank to fight Benn again, such was the brutality of their first fight, which he won in round nine.

Although the rivals were evenly matched at middleweight and then super-middle for their 1993 rematch which ended a draw.

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Whereas Nigel's son is having to step up in weight and in experience, a task Eubank Jr's boxing mentor reckons is too great.

Davies said: “I think Eubank Jr is too big and too battle hardened for him. 

“Eubank and Benn were the same weight, I can’t see young Conor Benn putting the same power on Eubank to what his father did to his father. 

“I think the ref will have to be protective of him. But, who knows? In boxing, he might pull it off.” 

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