‘Sending His Son to a Slaughter’: Chris Eubank Jr. Reacts to Nigel Benn’s Video

Published 02/13/2022, 2:00 PM EST

32-year-old Chris Eubank Jr. seems unfazed by Conor Benn’s bold claims and has warned ‘The Destroyer’ of horrific consequences if they ever meet inside the ring. Although Benn is still undefeated and has been on a prominent rise, Eubank Jr. sees him as easy work.

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Well, Conor Benn’s father, Nigel Benn, had actually begun the war of words. Despite residing at 147 lbs, Conor Benn was pitched by his father as a viable opponent for Eubank Jr, who had his last fight at 160 lbs. Chris Eubank Jr. seemed flawless and took out Liam Williams through a boxing clinic and earned a deserving win via decision.

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He can now slide into the world championship scene. While Conor Benn is trying to do the same, his father issued a stern callout to the Sussex native, which backfired instantly. Chris Eubank Jr. posted that clip on his social media and lashed out at Team Benn.

He aimed shots at Nigel Benn and wrote, “Sending his son to a slaughter”

20-0 as a pro, Conor Benn has been demanding a title shot for several months. Following his KO win over Chris Algieri, ‘The Destroyer’ called out Amir Khan. However, ‘King’ ignored it, ending hopes of a blockbuster matchup for Conor Benn.

The welterweight division is currently stacked too and doesn’t cite Benn anywhere close to the championship scene. WBO titlist Terence Crawford has just defended his belt against Shawn Porter. Meanwhile, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas and WBC-IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. will lock horns in a unification bout shortly. So, Benn is seemingly trying to hunt other fighters who can enrich his legacy. And Chris Eubank Jr. clearly falls in that bracket.

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Will Chris Eubank Jr. entertain a fight against Conor Benn?

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Eubank Jr. is currently on a six-fight win streak and is leaping towards the 160 lbs gold. If he shifts into different weight categories, it can also be intriguing. However, the 32-year-old hasn’t reflected any such intentions.

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Meanwhile, Benn shall have to do more at 147 lbs and then shift focus on bigger goals. These factors leave very minimal lifeline to the potential fight. But boxing is a sport full of surprises. And on looking at the ongoing banter, we can see the fight happen at any given point.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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