CHRIS EUBANK JR faces Conor Benn this weekend in a fight dubbed the next generation bout.
The pair’s dads, Chris Eubank Snr and Nigel Benn fought in 1990 and 1993 with Eubank winning the first and a the second meeting ending in a draw.
Chris Eubank Snr is often seen in his son’s corner
How Eubank Jr compares to Eubank Snr
Now, their sons will go head-to-head on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.
With Eubank Snr undefeated against Benn we have compared him and his first child to one another and there are many similarities.
Father Eubank, 56, fought considerably more than his 33-year-old son but their styles are somewhat similar.
Both use the orthodox stance and have an identical reach of 185cm.
They are also very alike in height with just one inch separating the younger from the elder Eubank.
Additionally, both competed in the middleweight and super-middleweight categories.
Perhaps most surprisingly, like father like son, they have both secured 23 knockout wins each.
Eubank Jr has done this in far fewer fights and will be aiming to overtake his dad’s record versus Benn.
But if his father had has way then Benn and his son would not be stepping into the ring at all on Saturday night.
Eubank Snr has called for the fight to be scrapped voicing concerns over his son having to weigh in at a career-low.
He said: “You know what three pounds beneath the middleweight limit at 33-years-old can do. This is how brain injuries occur.”
Eubank Jr is a normally a middleweight at 160lb and has even campaigned at the super-middleweight limit of 168lb – never at 157lb he will be for this fight.
Whereas Benn, 26, comes up 10lb from welterweight as the two settled on a compromise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I improve my defensive capabilities in fighting?
It is possible to improve your defensive capabilities by learning how smart you fight. It is important to know how to defend yourself against all types of attacks, as well as how to counterattack when necessary.
If you don’t know how fight, you won’t be ready for anything. You’ll just get beaten up. However, if your fight skills are solid, you’ll be ready to face any challenge.
Here are some suggestions to help improve your defense.
- Be aware of where your opponent is attacking. This means that you need to pay close attention and observe your opponent’s body language. You should pay attention to his body language. If he seems nervous, that could be an indication of his next attack.
- Keep calm. Don’t panic. Instead, remain calm and focused.
- Block with the arms of your armour. You can defend yourself against attacks by blocking with your arms.
- Counterattack. If you see your opponent attacking you, then you need to counterattack immediately.
- Fight dirty. Fighting dirty can be a way to defend yourself. If your opponent kicks you in the face, you can counter by kicking him back.
How can a beginner start boxing at home?
Boxing is one our oldest sports. Boxing was created in ancient times to help warriors fight off their enemies. Today, boxing is widely practiced all over the world. You don’t need to go to the gym to box. To box, all you need are a pair gloves and punching bags.
You can also find local amateur boxing clubs where you can join and get trained by professional coaches. Once you’ve mastered basic punches and combinations, you’ll be ready to compete in tournaments.
Where should I buy boxing equipment?
You can purchase boxing equipment online from many places. Amazon, eBay. Walmart. Target. and Sports Authority are just a few of the many places you can buy boxing equipment online. Ross and TJ Maxx, which sell cheap boxing gear are good options.
Look into reputable brands like Warrior and Golden Glove if you are looking to buy quality boxing gear.
What are the benefits to boxing?
Boxing is associated with many health benefits. For one, boxing can help build strong bones and muscles. It improves your coordination and reflexes. It can also improve your heart and lungs. The best thing about boxing is that it doesn’t require any special equipment. Anything you have in your house can be used.
- You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
Here are the Basic Skills of Boxing
How to effectively box
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 types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. 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 consist of six rounds lasting 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. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
These are the basic skills required to box.
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Body movement
There are seven types. Each punch is unique. Some punches are more powerful than others. An example of this is an uppercut, which requires tremendous force. On the other hand, a straight punch requires less power but it is faster than other punches.
There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. A combination can contain multiple parts. An example of this is a left hook, followed by a right crossing. This will damage the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. But if the attack comes in the back, he will stand straight and block the kick using his foot.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. You can either deliver an elbow strike directly, or indirectly. Directly means that you hit your opponent with your forearm while indirectly means that you hit him with another part of your arm.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then touch the attackers fist.
To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. Knee strikes are often used for defense purposes.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. Additionally, boxers need to maintain their balance when they counter-attack.
A boxer must have a stance in order to be effective at boxing. His stance determines how he defends himself. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. Boxers have many options for stances. These are some of our most favorite:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Move your body
A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.
Sparring is a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. Sparring is a way to learn how to fight without getting hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. To become a better fighter, you have to train hard and continue to work.