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Conor Benn’s coach admits he would consider CANCELLING Chris Eubank Jr fight if rival comes in over catchweight limit

CONOR BENN’S coach admitted he would consider CANCELLING the Chris Eubank Jr fight if the 157lb catchweight agreement is not met.

Benn is set to move up 10lb from the 10st 7lb welterweight division for the next generation bout at the O2 next Saturday.

Conor Benn with trainer Tony Sims

But Eubank Jr is braced to make a career-lowest weight and drop 3lb from his usual 160lb middleweight limit.

A rehydration limit is also in place as the pair have to weigh in on the day of the fight, with financial penalties imposed to make the weight.

There is also an option to cancel the fight if either comes above 158.5lb, something Benn’s trainer Tony Sims would consider doing.

Sims told the Daily Mail: “We would definitely have a look at that. But I don’t think he will miss the weight by that much. 

“Number one, I don’t think he would have suggested that weight, and number two I don’t think he would risk the cancellation.

“He might risk a fine on a pound, but the next pound up I don’t think he’d risk a cancellation.

“But I can’t really speak for him or how he does things, so who knows.”

Eubank Jr, 32, has continuously trolled Benn, 26, by posting videos eating fast food and sweet treats.


That is despite his dad wanting the fight AXED amid fears over his son dropping the extra weight.

Sims sparred Benn’s dad Nigel in the build up to his famous 1993 rematch with Eubank, which ended in a draw.

And despite the admiration for the British boxing legend, the esteemed coach did not take the comments too seriously.

Sims said: “I respect Chris, he’s been a great fighter and that, but a lot of things that he says people don’t really take a lot of notice of.

“He comes out with some strange comments, so I don’t think anyone took him that serious – even his own son.”

Chris Eubank Jr will come to a career-lowest weight to fight Conor Benn

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What is the difference in a left and right hook?

A left hook can be thrown from the side, and a right cross from the front.

The opponent is facing the back of the left hook. The elbow is bent 90°. The wrist is turned 45° toward opponent.

The opponent is facing the palm and the elbow straight. A right cross is made. The opponent’s wrist is rotated 45 degrees to the side.

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How to box effectively

Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three types generally of boxing: Amateur (Professional) and Olympic (Olympic).

Amateur boxing is usually practiced at school, college or university. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many styles of amateur boxing such as Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Karate, Judo and Wrestling, among others.

Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They are equipped with protective equipment including a mouthpiece and nose guard, shinguards as well as elbow pads, knee pads. Waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing competitions have six rounds that last four minutes each. There are many styles to professional boxing.

Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. The competition lasts eight rounds of three minutes each. Only two types of Olympic boxing are available: Light Flyweight or Heavyweight.

The basic skills of boxing are:

  • Punching techniques
  • Techniques for protecting yourself
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • Moving your body
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require greater strength than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.

There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination may contain several parts. For example, a left hook followed by a right cross will cause damage to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does this by using his legs, arms, elbows, hands, knees and feet.


Boxers should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.


Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. 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 the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. To do this, they raise their fists higher than their heads and move their arms in the direction that the attack is coming. Then they make contact with the attacker’s 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.


When attacked, a boxer should step back and deliver counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Additionally, boxers need to maintain their balance when they counter-attack.


To box effectively, a boxer must establish a stance. The way he defends himself will be determined by his stance. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. These are some of our most favorite:

  • Low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

Move your body

In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.


When a boxer throws a punch, he rotates in order to increase the reach of his arm. The rotation is done at different speeds depending on the type of punch.


The effectiveness of a combination depends on the timing of each individual punch. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.


Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. 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.