Championship boxer Chris Eubank Jr mocked by opponent for odd brag ahead of upcoming fight: ‘I usually go eight weeks without sex’
- Chris Eubank Jr has been mocked for showing off his sex drive before the fight
- Eubank says he will abstain from sex for two weeks before the grudge
- Ben was confused why his opponent wanted to discuss his sex drive
Chris Eubank Jr has been taunted by upcoming opponent Conor Benn after detailing his sex drive ahead of their grudge match.
The two are set to meet on October 8 at the O2 Arena in a catchweight bout – almost 30 years after their parents Chris Eubank Sr and Nigel Benn did battle in their iconic rematch.
As part of the build-up, the two sat down for Matchroom Boxing’s ‘The Face Off’ with Eubank Jr sharing tantalizing details about how he plans to boost his testosterone levels before fights.
Chris Eubank Jr has spoken out about his self-imposed sex ban ahead of fights – telling rival Conor Benn he will abstain for two weeks ahead of their October 8 grudge fight.
Eubank Jr and Benn (right) square off at the press conference. The rivals will be fighting for almost 30 years since their fathers Nigel and Chris last stepped into the ring against each other.
“I usually go eight weeks without sex,” Eubank Jr told his opponent, “I’m eight weeks away. Week after week, the longer you hold, you build testosterone.’
A confused Ben replied, “How did he come to that? What are you talking about?’
“I’ll be off for two weeks for you,” Eubank Jr said with a smile.
“Cinnamon [Alvarez], [Gennady] Golovkin, they have eight weeks. [Billy Joe] Sanders gets four weeks. Connor Benn gets two.’
A still confused Ben replied: “I don’t care, no one asked about your sex drive or what makes you go.”
“Jake Paul would take a week,” added Eubank Jr. taking a chance on the YouTuber-turned-boxer. “So you’re not at the bottom of the barrel. But you are close.’
The pair agreed on a fishing weight of 157lb – which includes a rehydration clause – with Ben moving up from 147lb and Eubank Jr down from 160lb.
The agreed weight has become a major topic of discussion since the fight was announced, with reports of both fighters being fined $100,000 for each pound they weigh over the limit.
Eubank Jr is of course the bigger man and says he will walk away from the sport if he loses the fight
Given the significant size difference between the two, Eubank Jr, who has two losses on his record, says he will have to leave the sport if he loses.
“For him it’s a win-win,” he said. “For me, if I lose to Conor Benn on October 8, I’m done.
“My goal is to fight for a world title next year. I can’t lose to Conor Benn and then fight for a world middleweight title. It can’t happen.
Eubank Jr says his goal is to beat Benn and then fight for a world middleweight title
“And if I win, chances are I won’t take credit for it. All the pressure is really on me in this race. I still have a lot to lose.’
The pair’s fathers Nigel and Chris fought twice – first in 1990 and again in 1993 – with Chris winning by TKO in the first fight, before earning a draw in the second.