Chris Eubank Jr says he is finished with boxing if he loses to Conor Benn

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Chris Eubank Jr says he is finished with boxing if he loses to Conor Benn

Chris Eubank Jr says he will be "finished" in boxing if he loses to Conor Benn in their catchweight fight on 8 October.

Benn is coming up two weight classes to fight Eubank Jr and the pair argued throughout a lengthy media conference in London.

Eubank Jr suggested the weight cut to 157lbs would leave him at "60%" for the fight.

"If I lose to Conor Benn I am finished," he said.

Addressing his rival, he added: "Ill be 60% on the night and thatll be enough to do whatever I want with you."

Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr were not present at the media event, but the memory of their own rivalry was ever present.

Eubank Jr gave a passionate speech about his decision to accept the fight and undergo what will be a big weight cut given he usually operates at middleweight.

"I dont hate anybody I would ever give anyone that type of power over me. I dont even dislike Conor," he said. "But at the same time this fight is personal. The things his father put my father through, I cant forget and I cant forgive.

"I watched the mental toll and the injuries. Him going to hospital and losing half his tongue. I watched Nigel tell my father on national TV that he hated him.

"These are things I cant forgive. This is a fight where our family names are on the line and we have to uphold them. Thats where it makes it personal."

Benn responded: "Its not that deep."

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