sport news Eddie Hearn hits back at 'stubborn' Chris Eubank Sr after he called for BOYCOTT ... trends now

sport news Eddie Hearn hits back at 'stubborn' Chris Eubank Sr after he called for BOYCOTT ... trends now
sport news Eddie Hearn hits back at 'stubborn' Chris Eubank Sr after he called for BOYCOTT ... trends now

sport news Eddie Hearn hits back at 'stubborn' Chris Eubank Sr after he called for BOYCOTT ... trends now

Eddie Hearn has fired back at Chris Eubank Sr after he called for a boycott of his own son's fight against Conor Benn - calling him 'very stubborn'.

Chris Eubank Jr will face off against Benn at the O2 Arena on Saturday night in one of the most highly anticipated British boxing fights in recent memory, though his father has regularly voiced his opposition over fears about a dangerous weight cut. 

Both men have agreed to fight at a 157lb catchweight - three pounds below the middleweight limit, with both fighters allowed a 10lb rehydration after the weigh-in. Eubank Sr feels the restrictions could put his son's life at risk and saw him threaten to pull his son out of the fight last month.  

Eddie Hearn has hit back at Chris Eubank Sr (R) after he called for a boycott of his sons's fight

Chris Eubank Sr has regularly voiced his opposition to his son fighting Conor Benn

Eddie Hearn has hit back at Chris Eubank Sr (R) after he called for a boycott of his sons's fight 

Senior is concerned about his son fighting Conor Benn below the 160lb middleweight limit

Senior is concerned about his son fighting Conor Benn below the 160lb middleweight limit 

But Hearn has not welcomed Eubank Sr's latest outburst kindly - insisting he knew about the fight and its conditions all along. 

'I think he's very stubborn,' he told "iFL TV. 'He made some comments a couple of weeks ago about the weight.

'Don't forget, Eubank Sr knew about this fight. He knew about the weight, and Chris Jr signed for the fight. There wasn't any major concerns then.

'At the same time, he has concerns about the weight, and Junior is out there dining out with KFC, cookies, cakes, etc. The people who are the ground that are involved with the camp. Ronnie Davis, the British Boxing Board of control, they'll be weighing him are all happy with the numbers.

'So, I don't really see the concern. The bigger danger, in all honesty, is with Conor Benn. This is a 147-pounder, who is coming up to 157 pounds that rehydrates to 167 pounds. He's at a massive disadvantage, but there has to be a middle ground.

Hearn told Senior to allow Junior to focus on his fight - saying he 'knows what he signed up for'

Hearn told Senior to allow Junior to focus on his fight - saying he 'knows what he signed up for'

'Whenever there's a fight like this, there has to be a middle ground that's fair. I truly believe both parties have found that ground. I think he [Eubank Jr] weighed 159 pounds for his last fight. So, he's really coming down two and bit pounds from the weight he just made.'

Eubank Jr has been seen eating burgers, steaks, cakes and buckets of KFC to make a mockery over fears he won't make the weight this Friday - but Senior has persisted with his calls for the fight to be scrapped as he sent in a message to a boxing YouTube channel.  

'Boycott the fight,' he told The Fight is Right. 

'You

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