In a recent interview, Conor Benn stated that there are situations where he needs to develop a chip on his shoulder.
In order to approach a fight in the right way, Benn reveals that it’s the only way to do so.
Benn was a guest of iFL TV’s new podcast ‘RAW: The Fight Within,’ hosted by Kugan Cassius.
Throughout the interview, Benn mentioned some of the difficulties he has had to deal with in his life.
Conor Benn Discusses How He Gets Himself Ready for Fights
He is set to fight Chris Eubank Jr at the O2 Arena, London, on October 8. “I’m not really fiery, but then I am. It depends on what version of me you meet. Is it the version in fight week? Is it the version of me in the middle of camp, and is it now? But then it’s like, has he got split/mixed personality disorder or something? It depends at what stage you meet me,” Benn said.
“I take my work very seriously and when it’s anything to do with my work, I apply myself and I’m in my zone, I get in my zone. If I don’t have a chip on my shoulder, I’ll make myself have a chip on my shoulder. If that’s what gets me out of bed, that’s what gets me out of bed. A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter, but even when I’m not too happy, I’m still dangerous. If I have to develop a chip, even if it’s manufactured, I will do that.”
Benn also revealed what it was like to leave his family and concentrate on boxing.
“Leaving my family was really hard,” he said. “I feel like that affected me a lot more than I think and everything else has become a blur. At the age of 25 I’ve taken on my own family, I’ve had to deal with my own demons, which there are plenty of. I have my own family, my own baby and my own wife, who I provide for and look after. I also try to be a good role model, it’s all mad. And then obviously I have my whole family in Australia. Half of my family here I didn’t grow up with, so I didn’t really know them.”
Heading into October’s showdown against Eubank Jr, Benn is ready to show why he is one of the best.
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