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Conor Benn’s trainer Tony Sims fears if ‘heavy’ Chris Eubank Jr will make 157lb catchweight causing fight to be OFF

, Conor Benn’s trainer Tony Sims fears if ‘heavy’ Chris Eubank Jr will make 157lb catchweight causing fight to be OFF

CONOR BENN’S trainer Tony Sims is fearing if Chris Eubank Jr will make their 157lb catchweight limit.

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

Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn ahead of their catchweight clash

Due to their size disparity, the born rivals have agreed to meet between weight divisions.

They came face to face for the first time since the fight announcement and eyed each other on stage at the press conference.

But it left esteemed British coach Sims already questioning if Eubank Jr can shave off the additional pounds.

And that would threaten to cancel the fight for the ages due to a clause in the contract prohibiting either from weighing in at 158.5lb.

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Sims told SunSport: “I’m just worried, looking at Eubank today, whether he can make the 157. He looked quite heavy.

“Let’s hope that he does because there’s a clause in the contract that if he goes to 158.5 then the fight could be off.

“I’m just hoping that he comes in, he said he can make the weight, he put it to us about being 157. So let’s hope he does.”

Benn, 25, will have to jump up 10lb from his usual 147lb weight class, where he is unbeaten in 21 fights with 14 knockouts.

Eubank Jr, 32, on the other hand is a career middleweight at 160lb, who has even campaigned as high as 168lb.

Despite Been needing to bulk up in size, Sims actually wants the rising prospect to weigh in UNDER the 157lb limit.

He said: “You’d like to have done it at 154 in an ideal world but there’s no such thing as an ideal world.

“Eubank’s people came to us with 157, and when I summarised it, he’s got to get down to 157.

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“But that only evens it up as Conor’s got to go up to 157. He probably won’t even go up to 157 on the weigh in, he’ll probably be 155.

“So the fight evens out a little bit like that.”

Ronnie Davies, Chris Eubank Jr, Conor Benn, Eddie Hearn and Tony Sims




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