AS we consider the best fights of 2017 (you can vote in the Boxing News readers’ poll HERE) a late contender emerged in December when Conor Benn had an unexpectedly brutal war with Cedrick Peynaud at York Hall. In just a six-rounder each knocked their opponent down twice and while Benn can certainly be considered fortunate to have been handed a points win, he did show plenty of heart.
But one man who was not impressed was Chris Eubank, the great rival of his father Nigel Benn.
He tweeted Conor: “Some time ago I advised you to keep your father close because he has knowledge that no trainer can possibly have and it will protect you in many profound ways because of his experiences. Another three fights like your last and you will be a used fighter.”