Conor Benn fires chilling warning to Chris Eubank Jr after rival calls out Jake Paul for fight | The Sun
CONOR BENN has vowed to retire Chris Eubank Jr after his rival called out YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul for a fight.
The two Brits have held talks over a historic October 8 grudge match that will mirror the rivalry of their legendary fathers 32 years on.
But YouTube star Jake Paul dragged himself into their rivalry by criticising Eubank Jr on Twitter.
Eubank Jr quickly responded to the American, saying they can share the ring once he deals with Benn.
His comments caught the attention of his 25-year-old rival Benn, who says he shouldn't be so certain he'll be stepping inside the squared circle again once they've come face-to-face.
Benn replied: "You won’t fight again after you’ve shared the ring with me, I will be your last fight!"
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An official announcement of the catchweight bout is being held up over their rehydration clause.
Benn usually competes at 147lbs, while Chris Eubank Jr's has boxed as high as the super-middle limit of 168lbs – but the pair plan to clash at around 156lbs.
Eubank Jr is set to have restrictions placed on how heavy he can enter the ring the following evening also, to prevent a dangerous mismatch.
The IBF sanctioning body insists on a 10lb limit for their title fights, to prevent fighters getting huge advantages over their rivals.
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And, without any stipulations on this mouthwatering non-title showdown, Eubank Jr could take a big advantage over the smaller man.
Kell Brook and Amir Khan settled their decade-long welterweight feud last February at a catchweight limit of 149lbs.
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