Following the Benn fight, Eubank went on to defeat Graciano Rocchigiani of Germany, the undefeated former IBF super-middleweight title holder. [17], On 15 September 2014, Frank Warren announced that Eubank would challenge fellow unbeaten British rival Billy Joe Saunders for his British, Commonwealth and European titles on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora II on 9 November at the ExCeL arena. Il est le père de Chris Eubank Jr, boxeur professionnel. [15] Czech boxer Štěpán Horváth (12-3, 4 KOs) was his opponent. [11] Eubank next fought at the Copper Box Arena in London on 12 April against Hungarian boxer Sandor Micsko. In 2001, he appeared in the first series of the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 4, where he was the first ever celebrity to be evicted from the house. The fight went the distance, with Thompson's strength and durability eventually telling in the later rounds. Benn was arguably the biggest rising star in European sport at the time and Logan had come closest to beating the power-punching Benn in what was Benn's most memorable clash to date. [59][60], On 13 December 2016, Eubank announced via his Facebook page that he would be making his debut in the super-middleweight division on ITV Box Office. In boxing circles he enjoyed even less popularity, having once referred to the sport as a 'mug's game' on national television (This was a selective quote – Eubank had actually been discussing the seedier side of the sport, such as the beatings taken by journeyman fighters for small sums of money, or boxers that were lied to and ripped off by promoters). His trademark theme tune was Tina Turner's Simply the Best. He was convicted of driving without due care and attention, fined £250 plus £1,450 costs, and had six penalty points added to his driving licence. Chris Eubank est un boxeur anglais né le 8 août 1966 à Dulwich, Londres. At the time of stoppage, Eubank was ahead on all three judges scorecards 106–103, 108–101, 107–102. Enjoy the best Chris Eubank Sr. [65][66][67], Despite having not previously fought at super-middleweight, the December WBC ranking update had Eubank at number seven, previously being number two at middleweight. Tom Doran was announced as Eubank Jr's opponent on 19 May. From two months to six years old he was raised in Jamaica. [71] After a steady start, Eubank started taking control in the fifth round when he started using his speed advantage over Quinlan. He announced his retirement from the ring in October 1995. On his return to England, he lived in Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney and then Peckham, in a largely impoverished environment. [94], After the fight, Groves said, "It was about who wanted it most, I think, and I obviously wanted it most. [24][25], On 30 December 2014, Frank Warren announced that Eubank would fight undefeated Russian boxer and WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov (14-0-2, 9 KOs), on 28 February 2015 at The O2 Arena in London on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Christian Hammer. Eubank said, "Instead of me going through the motions and trying to beat guys using heart and determination. He was a world boxing champion for over five years and undefeated as a middleweight. The jab was landing correctly all night. He had driven a beer lorry which was being unloaded away from a place where he considered it to be causing an unreasonable obstruction. This is going to take me to the next level. [83] The fight was confirmed following Eubank's lop-sided win over Abraham. Chris Eubank is a former two-weight world titleholder, famed for the eccentric behavior, in and out of the ring, which helped make him a household name in the U.K. in the 1990s. he stated the build up has not been enough to promote the biggest fight of his career, "It’s only a few weeks away and I've got the feeling that it’s going to be delayed. In the early 1990s, Eubank was caricatured as a puppet on Spitting Image. [14] The banner read "BLAIR – Don't send our young prince to your catastrophic illegal war, to make it look plausible!" [9], In 2006, Eubank was sacked by his own public relations advisor, Richard Hillgrove, for being "too eccentric".[10][11]. Eubank made five further successful defences, beating British world title contenders Henry Wharton and Sam Storey as well as unbeaten Dan Schommer and Mauricio Amaral Costa. When he first became world champion, beating Chris Pryatt to win the WBO middleweight belt, he was also a stand-in. In 2015, Eubank took part in the 2015 series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Don King had negotiated the contracts so that he would own both the winner and the loser of Eubank v Benn 2. [citation needed] In his spare time he trained at the Jerome Boxing Club on Westchester Avenue, following in the footsteps of his boxing elder brothers (twins, Peter and Simon Eubanks) back in England. [61][62][63][64], Following the announcement of the fight, jnr hit back at fans on social media who claimed the IBO belt isn't a 'real world title', "That title has been held by some of the greatest champions in recent boxing history and it’s currently held by Gennady Golovkin, at middleweight. 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On 5 June, it was confirmed that the fight would take place at the Wembley Arena on 15 July and televised on ITV Box Office. It was said that if Abraham couldn't make weight a second time, the fight would still take place in a non-title fight. Promoter Kalle Sauerland said official confirmation of a venue and date would be announced in the coming weeks. He held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995, and is ranked by BoxRec as the third best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.[2]. The fight was stopped by referee Howard John Foster, 2 minutes and 7 seconds of round 10 after seeing Quinlan backed up against the ropes being hit with continuous head shots. Following the fight, Eubank contemplated quitting the sport. Eubank called out Gennady Golovkin in the post fight interview. The fight was riddled with a lot of clinches and unclean punches from both boxers. The rivalry between DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) and Eubank began a few years ago, after a series of run-ins, from sparring one another in the gym to trading verbal insults across social media. During Michael Watson's recovery from his near-fatal injury during their bout in 1991, Watson and Eubank became friends, with Eubank accompanying Watson for the final mile of the 2003 London Marathon, which Watson – still showing physical damage from the fight and taking more than six days – completed to raise money for charity. Warren gave Eubank until 5pm on 25 September. [48] Eubank won via 4th-round TKO to retain the British Middleweight title. In November 2017, ITV reported the fight was set to take place on 17 February 2018 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Europe's largest purpose-built indoor arena. [12], On 14 October 2003, Eubank was intercepted by police whilst driving around Parliament Square, Westminster, in his truck, which displayed the message "TONY BLAIR! At the time he was ahead on the scorecards. It was the only stoppage loss of Eubank's career spanning 3 weight divisions, 30 pounds and 13 years as professional. He made successful defences against "Sugarboy" Malinga, the American quartet of John Jarvis, Ron Essett, Tony Thornton and former World Champion Lindell Holmes, as well as Juan Carlos Giminez Ferreyra and a draw with fellow Briton Ray Close. On his return to England, he lived in Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney and then Peckham, in a largely impoverished environment. He is ranked by BoxRec as the third best British super-middleweight boxer of all time. In his final two years of boxing he challenged then-up and coming contender Joe Calzaghe in a bid to reclaim his WBO super-middleweight title, with a victorious Calzaghe later claiming that it was the toughest fight of his whole career. With the winning of his sixth amateur fight, he became the Amateur Golden Gloves Champion for the State of Nevada in his weight division of 165 lbs. [23], Eubank lost his unbeaten record when he lost a split decision to Saunders. [80][81], On 7 July 2017, the World Boxing Super Series announced the winner of Abraham and Eubank would be taking part in the super-middleweight knockout tournament. We can push a month, but we can’t push it back by three or four months. The fight came to an end after a flurry of shots, which were unanswered and the final punch was a left to the head which again dropped Yildirim. In 2005, Eubank was convicted of taking a vehicle without consent. An accidental clash of heads caused Eubank to receive a cut on the side of his right eye in round 3. He has featured in television advertisements (commercials) for Nescafé, Royal Mail, McDonald's, Jaffa Cakes and Orbit, and has modelled for Vivienne Westwood and Versace. Eubank landed staggering uppercuts throughout the fight, many single and some in combinations, with Abraham only managing to connect a few shots clean, but left little to no damage. Eubank had continued to climb up the ladder since joining Matchroom, having achieved a ranking of number two by the WBA and number three by the WBC. The fight throughout had the pace set by Eubank Jr, however O'Sullivan showed great resilience to Eubank's continuous hard shots, particularly uppercuts. The last time ITV showed live boxing was in July 2015, when Carl Frampton defended his IBF super-bantamweight title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Hopefully we can get a rematch. [35] After knocking Jeter down in the first round, Eubank was able to knock him down twice in the second round before landing a flurry of combinations to Jeter, forcing the referee to stop the fight. [12] Eubank landed a big uppercut in round 2, which dropped Micsko. Eccentric boxing legend Chris Eubank has secretly GIVEN AWAY his two teenage sons, The People can reveal. In the rematch, Eubank was stopped for the first and only time in his career. He has held the WBA interim middleweight title since 2019 and previously held the same title in 2015. A fight nearly broke out when McDonagh heard Eubank's comments. He also stated his move to super-middleweight was not permanent. [52], Throughout 2016, Eubank made it clear that he wanted to challenge undefeated unified middleweight champion Gennady Golvokin. [97][98][99][100] Both boxers earned a base purse of £1.5 million, which could increase due to sponsorship and PPV sales. Groves retained his WBA title but did not claim Eubank's IBO title as he did not pay their sanctioning fees. Groves, the bigger man in the ring, used his jab to control the fight after a cagey round and mostly fought on the back foot, occasionally landing the big shot. As of May 2020, he is ranked as the world's fourth best active middleweight by BoxRec[2] and eighth by The Ring magazine. You can’t tell me anything, it’s a legitimate world title." [citation needed] Eubank is the cousin of English media personality Mica Paris. I am sending a message out there that I am coming." He was mentioned in a scene of I'm Alan Partridge, in which the title character desperately tries to think of ideas for a new television show, one of which is entitled Youth Hosteling with Chris Eubank. On 23 May 2007, he was charged with making an unlawful anti-war protest after parking his seven-ton truck outside Downing Street. It was explained by their mother Karron as done to enable them to gain dual citizenship without the need to marry, and to enhance their prospects of sporting careers.[7]. 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