CHRIS EUBANK Jr has tragic brother Sebastian watching over him as he bids to secure a win over Conor Benn and his nephew’s financial future.
The 33-year-old fighter’s sibling —a fellow boxer, mixed martial artist and charity campaigner — died from a shock heart attack last year, aged just 29.
Chris Eubank Jr is gearing up for a historic clash with Conor Benn
Chris Jr has been training in the shadow of his late brother Sebastian
Sebastian’s tragic passing saw him leave behind infant son Raheem
Chris Jr has vowed to raise baby Raheem as his own child
Sebastian’s son Raheem was only a month old when his father lost his life, so Chris Jr has unofficially adopted him as his own.
And Jr hung a giant portrait of Sebastian in his Hove gym to inspire him ahead of a catchweight O2 clash with Benn a week today.
This fight may have caught the imagination following the two iconic bouts their fathers shared — but for Eubank Jr it means so much more.
In his beachside training bunker, he said: “I was going to have the picture in my house but my gym was the perfect place.
“This is where our family has been through so much, where we experience pain, where we get fit together.
“I wanted him to watch over me for this fight and the rest of my career. I want him in my mind every day.
“As a reminder of why I am doing this.
“It’s upholding the Eubank family that my father built for us.
“My brother has a son who now grows up without a biological father — but he has a father in me.”
Chris Jr will help raise Raheem with regular trips to his Dubai home.
When the career middleweight talks about why he decided to delay his world title efforts and dehydrate himself to a career-low, he gives a new meaning to the term prizefighting.
He said: “For the rest of Raheem’s life I’ll look out for him and provide for him — and that takes money.
“So I have to make enough to get him everything he needs as he grows to be the man his father would have wanted him to be.
“Raheem is now my son and the reality of that is he is another mouth to feed.
“I’ll have my own kids, too, eventually, so I have to make as much as I can.
“I have to raise the next generation of Eubanks — and do that as best as I can.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How many punches can a human take?
A punch is “a blow delivered from the fist”. Only one punch can be sustained by a human. You are punching someone in the face if they hit you. You can’t hit him/her in the back. That would be two punches.
How long does it take to learn boxing?
Boxing takes 3 months to learn. This includes learning how to do footwork, stand, and balance. It’s important to remember that boxing is not only about throwing punches. You must also learn to block and dodge attacks.
How long does boxers train for a day?
Boxing trainers work out for at least 4 hours each day. They learn new moves and practice their punches. Boxers may spar up to ten times per week.
Can I box without fighting?
Training boxing requires fighting. To improve your boxing skills, you must work hard. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, you’ll be able improve your boxing technique as well as speed, endurance, strength, stamina, and speed.
You can improve your boxing technique by watching good boxers compete. It is important to observe their movements, their defenses, and how well they use punches. Try to imitate their movements.
The next step is to spar with another boxer. You’ll be able to see how you’ve improved your fighting technique. When you spar, you’ll also notice how fast you can punch, how strong your punches feel, and how well you block incoming punches.
Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.
How to defend yourself
When you’re being attacked, you must always protect your head. You want to avoid being punched. To do so, you need to know how to block an incoming punch. Here’s how to do it:
- Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
- Keep your elbows near your sides.
- Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until your attacker runs off.
- Do not let up on your defense.
How do you practice boxing punches?
A punching bag can be used to practice boxing punches. You’ll need to keep punching the bag until you feel you have mastered the technique. You can then move on to another area of your body. Once you feel confident with the area, move on to next.
What are the seven punches in boxing
These seven punches are: jab cross, hook hook, uppercut straight right, left hook and body shot. These punches attack the opponent’s head or body.
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Here are some basic skills in boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. Different countries have different rules. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This type includes sparring sessions using padded gloves, but without protection. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They are protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
The basic skills of boxing are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Movement of the body
- Spare parts
There are seven kinds of punches: Left Hook, Right Hook, Uppercut, Cross, Straight, Overhand and Underhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches require more force than others. A strong uppercut for example requires a lot of force. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations of punches which work together to achieve a goal. A combination may contain several parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.
A boxer uses his body to protect himself against attacks. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.
Boxers should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. However, if the attack comes from behind, he stands up straight and blocks the kick with his foot.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered directly or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. For defense purposes, knee strikes are common.
Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This will allow him to gain distance from his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.
In order to box effectively, a boxer needs to establish a stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It is how he positions himself and where he faces the opponent. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the most common ones:
- A low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Move your body
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This involves changing positions, speed, rhythm and timing.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.
The effectiveness of a combination depends on the timing of each individual punch. A combination that works well starts with strong punches and ends with weak ones is a winning combination.
Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Boxers learn to train their mind and bodies during sparring sessions. Sparring is a way to learn how to fight without getting hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. To be a better boxer you need to train hard.