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Chris Eubank Sr tells Conor Benn to ‘obey the rules’ and ‘stop hiding’ as Harlem Eubank eyes fight

Chris Eubank Sr has urged Conor Benn to get his licence and fight nephew Harlem Eubank who enjoyed an impressive victory on Friday night.

The 29-year-old produced a devastating right hand to stop Germany’s Timo Schwarzkopf in the 11th round.

Eubank looked good throughout the bout and dropped his opponent in the third round. He was also punished with a point deduction in the fifth for a low blow.

The fight took place in Eubank’s hometown of Brighton – the same location where uncle Chris Eubank Sr fought Dan Sherry to a technical decision 32 years ago.

Speaking after the fight, Harlem called out Benn several times for a fight at 147.

When asked about his performance against Schwarzkopf, he told Channel 5: “I showed I can move, I can dance, I can sting them, I dropped him early.

“Showed the perseverance, ducked and dived, and got the late finish. That was the special homecoming I wanted.

“Absolutely beautiful reception from my home city. Some big nights ahead.”

Standing by his side was Chris Eubank Sr who was quick to call out Conor Benn – the son of Eubank Sr’s great rival Nigel Benn.

He said: “This Timo, German, he’s never been stopped. A real veteran. Now that’s put him [Harlem] right into the perfect position for his next fight which is at 147lbs against Conor Benn. Get your licence and stop hiding from us.

“Obey the rules Conor. Daddy… Nigel Benn, obey the rules, get your son his licence.”

The British boxing icon also confirmed his nephew Harlem would no longer compete at 140, adding: “Can I point out that he came down to 140lbs. I heard his bones shaking when he was at 140. He is a 147 fighter. He will never fight at that weight again.”

Eubank Sr wasn’t done there. The father of Chris Eubank Jr called for a public debate with Benn and his team.

He said: “Rules are rules, Conor Benn, 147 fights 147, stop hiding. Or come and have an open conversation in the public. Just tell me what’s wrong with you. Bring your people. Who’s your promoter? Who’s your daddy? Bring them to the man. I’m the king and this is the prince.”

Benn was expected to fight Chris Eubank Jr last year, but the bout was cancelled after the 27-year-old failed two voluntary doping tests.

The Brit has always maintained his innocence of intentionally doping, though he remains without a licence to fight in the UK.

A provisional suspension imposed by UK Anti-Doping was lifted in July courtesy of the independent National Anti-Doping Panel. However, Ukad and the British Boxing Board of Control are in the process of appealing against the decision.

Despite this, Benn did make his return to the ring last September. The Brit picked up a unanimous decision victory over Rodolfo Orozco in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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