Chris Eubank's fight with Nigel Benn was so brutal he weed BLOOD for a week and needed help in shower, his coach reveals | The Sun
25th August 2022

CHRIS EUBANKS' fight with Nigel Benn was so brutal he weed BLOOD for a week and needed help in the shower.

The British boxing legends shared one of the most iconic rivalries this nation has ever seen.


And almost 30 years after their 1993 rematch, the family feud will be renewed as their sons, Chris Jr and Conor, meet in a catchweight clash.

Trainer Ronnie Davies, who still mentors Eubank Jr to this day, will have a part in both the dads' and sons' fights.

But he admits he never wanted Eubank to rematch his great rival, such was the gruelling nature of their first fight and the aftermath.

Davies told SunSport: “I didn’t want him to fight Benn again, too brutal. 

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“It was horrible, I was in the corner not too far away and you could feel the punches coming in. 

“They were both talking to each other saying, ‘Is that all you’ve got? You’re punching like a girl’. 

“They were brutally hard shots. The next morning, I had to pick Eubank up to put him in the shower. He weed blood for a week.” 

Eubank famously beat Benn in 1990 in round nine before they drew three years later.

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Now, almost three decades on and their fighting sons will make up for the trilogy bout that never was.

They meet in a 157lb catchweight clash, meaning Benn comes up from 147lb and Eubank Jr comes down from 160lb.

And even Davies, who was there the day Eubank's eldest was born, is in shock that the fight for the ages has been signed and sealed.

He said: “I never thought the son’s would be fighting, it’s unbelievable. But it had to happen, of course it has. 

“It’s gonna be a great fight, great fight for the public and good for them.” 


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