Chris Eubank Sr calls for boxing fans to BOYCOTT Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn | Boxing | Sport

Chris Eubank Sr has pleaded with fans to boycott his son’s fight with Conor Benn this Saturday. The boxing icon had previously voiced his concerns over the agreed catch weight for the bout, and has now urged supporters to stay away from The O2 Arena in London.

The fight has been widely viewed as the extension of a family feud, given the epic rivalry the pair’s fathers shared in their heyday. Eubank beat Conor’s dad Nigel in 1990 to win the WBO middleweight title, before the pair battled to a famous draw at Old Trafford three years later.

The two young prodigy’s have agreed a fight weight of 157lbs, meaning Benn going up – and Eubank Jr coming down – from their usual weight categories. A rehydration clause is also in place, to prevent Eubank Jr from putting mass back on in the 24 hours following the weigh-ins.

Last month, the man dubbed ‘Simply the Best’ claimed he was pulling his boy out of the bout, following the death of another of his sons, Sebastian, who had a heart attack last year: “My son’s life cannot be put in danger – I’ve already lost one. It can’t happen again,” he argued.

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