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Nigel Benn Expects Heavy Pressure For Chris Eubank Jr.

Nigel Benn fears Chris Eubank Jr. will struggle to live up to the pressure associated with his famous name. Eubank Jr. stopped Lithuanian Kirilas Psonko inside four rounds on his professional debut in Manchester. But Benn, who fought two epic battles with Eubank Sr in the early 1990s, said the expectations on the young boxer would be difficult to shoulder. Eubank Jr, 21, is starting out as a middleweight, the division in which his father was the WBO title-holder and never defeated.

"It's very worrying because he has a lot to live up to," former two-weight world champion Benn told BBC Sport. "Chris [Sr] was a great fighter, so he's [Jr] going to have so much pressure on him. If he jumps into the ring like his dad and has the same music, then he better perform like his dad. It's going to be a challenge for him, but praise God, I hope he does well," said Benn, who revealed earlier this year that his 15-year-old son also aspires to be a boxer. Just look at the physique on him, he looked amazing - like father like son. I'll certainly be supporting him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugarj on 11-22-2011

I like the way Eubank jnr imitates his father. The old music, vaulting the top rope and the odd posturing. It brought back a shed load of old memories and people are suckers for nostalgia. He'll sell more tickets that…

Comment by David1976 on 11-22-2011

The biggest issue for me is Chris Eubank Jnr's promoter. Mick Hennessey very rarely gets his fighters title chances and when he does it takes an age...

Comment by GoogleMe on 11-22-2011

Man wouldn't it be nice to have another Nigel Benn in the business. MW and SMW fighters would better tighten up their defenses, cause Nigel Benn would bring some power, those fighters never had seen before.

Comment by Weebler I on 11-22-2011

Interesting to read Nigel Benn's son is apparently also going to become a boxer.

Comment by Cloud on 11-22-2011

To see him copying his dad was nice but Chris does need his own identity. Ive said about Chris Jr...you cant judge him on one fight, especially since it was against a Lithuanian import. That said, he looked great (physically)…

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