CHRIS EUBANK JR has trained HIMSELF to fight Conor Benn after his dad snubbed a coaching role and wanted the whole thing axed.
Eubank Jr faces Benn next Saturday, almost 30 years on from their dads’ famous rematch.
Chris Eubank Jr has trained himself to fight Conor Benn
Chris Eubank Sr wanted his son out of the Conor Benn fight
The middleweight contender usually spends his time training in America but recently welcomed Roy Jones Jr to his Brighton base.
But Eubank Jr will not be cornered by the boxing legend for this fight and instead wanted the help of his former world champion father.
That was until Chris Sr surprisingly wanted to pull his son OUT amid concerns in making the 157lb contracted catchweight agreement.
So it left his son to take the lead on his own, still under the watchful eye of his mentor and dad’s ex-trainer Ronnie Davies.
Eubank Jr said on Good Morning Britain: “I’ve trained myself for this fight.
“My father didn’t want me to take this fight and wait another year, but I wasn’t going to let this one slip through my fingers.”
Eubank Jr, 32, went large parts of his career without a recognised head coach but linked up with Jones, 53, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was only a fight for the ages with Benn, 26, that he would have considered parting ways momentarily with the American.
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Although Sr was not on board with the bout, as his son has to drop 3lb from his usual 160lb middleweight limit.
Eubank Jr has even campaigned as high as the 168lb super-middleweight division.
Both he and Benn, coming up 10lb from welterweight, are confined to what they can weigh the next day as they hit the scales again.
Financial penalties are in place if the weight restrictions are not met.
Eubank Jr raised eyebrows as he filmed himself eating fast food and sweet treats during training camp, despite his own father’s fears.
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And he has maintained he will come into the ring at only 60 per cent of his true potential – which is still enough to give him victory.
Eubank Jr said: “Have I made big changes? I wouldn’t even say that. I’m doing everything on my own accord, I’ve had my burgers and my birthday cakes.
“I’ve done everything my own, I’m a professional but I also know what my body can and can’t do.
“I don’t need nutritionists and gym guys who think they know what they’re doing. I know my own body.
“I have this weight I have to make which I’ve never made before in my entire career and there’s also a rehydration clause after the fight in that I can’t be over a certain weight.
“So I can’t be 100 per cent for this fight but the 60 per cent I’m going to be will be a very dangerous and worrying 60 per cent for Conor.”
Conor Benn in training to fight Chris Eubank Jr
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it take to become professional boxer?
Professional boxing takes hard work and dedication. You will need to train at least 10 hours per semaine if you want to be a professional boxer.
What is the difference of a left-hook and a right-cross?
A left hook is thrown at the side of the body and a right crossover is thrown at the front.
The opponent is facing the back of the left hook. The elbow is bent 90° and the wrist is turned 45° toward the opponent.
A right cross can be thrown with the palm facing towards the opponent’s face, and the elbow straight. The opponent is facing the wrist.
How to throw a jab
This guide will show you how to throw a jab.
- Take your step forward with both of your feet.
- Lift your arm up above your shoulder.
- Your target is at your feet.
- After hitting your target, swing your arm backwards.
- Steps 1 through 4 can be repeated.
How do beginners train to become boxers?
Boxing is one among the oldest sports. However, boxing has become very popular in recent years. Boxing is a sport that involves two fighters fighting each other in a boxing ring. They punch one another until one falls.
It is important to decide if you like boxing before you can start training to become a fighter. You can view some fights on YouTube to experience what it’s like to punch someone. Once you decide if boxing is something you enjoy, you can then choose the type of fighting you prefer.
How long does learning to box take?
Boxing is the oldest known martial art. China recorded the first boxing match in 2200 BC. Since thousands of years, boxing is a well-known sport. Today, boxing is still popular among athletes and celebrities. It takes around 10 months for a boxer to be proficient.
Because boxing involves so many movements, it is slow to learn. Each movement requires specific muscles to perform properly. It takes time and effort to build these muscles.
However, once you know how to move your entire body, you can then start any type of boxing technique. Each technique will become easier over time.
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How to box for training
How to Learn to Box for Exercise
The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
Boxing is a great way of getting fit and feeling good about yourself. It will be a fun activity that you will want to do again and again.
There are many different types of boxing training programs available. Some are held at health clubs or gyms, while others can be done at home. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.
You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. The best programs are those that focus on building muscle mass, increasing flexibility, improving cardiovascular endurance, and improving overall well-being.
You should also consider whether you prefer a beginner’s course or a more advanced one. Beginner’s programs usually teach basic techniques and drills such as shadowboxing, sparring, mitt work, and punching combinations. Advanced programs often cover more complex movements, and include a greater variety of exercises.
Beginners’ programs generally last around eight weeks and cost less than $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. Some programs include resistance training such as lifting weights and aerobic conditioning such as running.