Chris Eubank Sr comes in for some shredding online after he sent a message to Conor Benn, son of his old rival Nigel Benn, advising him of a family matter in his career.
It is well-known that Chris Eubank Sr takes a hands on role with his son’s career.
It has been highly successful for the most part too, with Eubank Jr only ever losing once in his career so far to Billy Joe Saunders.
Since turning pro not long ago Conor Benn has gone down a different route with his pro career however.
His famed fighting father Nigel Benn takes little active participation in his son’s boxing career and advises more in the background, letting his son do his own thing.
Recently Conor Benn was involved in a fight of the year candidate which left him banged up afterwards, prompting Eubank Sr to advise him today:
Some time ago I advised you to keep your father close because he has knowledge that no trainer can possibly have& it will protect you in many profound ways because of his experiences.
Another 3 fights like your last and you will be a used fighter@ConorNigel#staynexttothegreats pic.twitter.com/bEs3IcP39V
— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) December 22, 2017
This has gone down like a sack of potatoes with many boxing fans, including Conor himself who has replied directly to him online:
This ain’t necessary mate. Why don’t you DM me. Instead of talking rubbish in the public again like u did before when I had put you in you place. You wanna chat DM me.
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) December 22, 2017
Leave the lad alone and ruin your own sons career moulding him like you. #Dickhead
— Bert of gert (@Bigtey82) December 22, 2017
Couldn’t you just dm this to him instead of trying to belittle him on social media, that would’ve been the correct way to do it if u had his best interests at heart.
— Peter daly (@Peterda09695624) December 22, 2017
This isn’t necessary
— Mr Man-Like (@travisjayent) December 22, 2017
I’m sure he will be just fine 😂 was waiting for you to stick your nose in Conor’s business 🤷🏽♂️
— Samuel Pugh (@SamuelPugh25) December 22, 2017
Is that advice or are you looking for a job managing him!?
— Lyndsey (@ls_lyndsey) December 22, 2017
He’s just a bum, who wants to be famous simple as that!
— Paul (@paulJ875) December 22, 2017
Did you advise the same thing to Nathaniel WIlson?
— Bradley Lobo (@obolyeldarb) December 22, 2017
You need to mind your own business Chrith. You said shit to him before. Not your place to comment
— Mark S (@Markadabraa) December 22, 2017
Before we go, lets take a look back at the bitterly engrossing rivalry that Eubank Sr and Benn Sr shared for so many years, which is where a lot of this underlying feeling all stems from: