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    Default Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    He was a beast in terms of defending his title and activity.

    Check this

    1990 - 6 FIGHTS - won the WBO middleweight title.

    1991 - 4 FIGHTS - defended WBO middleweight world title 3 times and won WBO super middleweight title.

    1992 - 5 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 5 times.

    1993 - 3 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title, had a draw for WBC title.

    1994 - 6 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 6 times.

    He lost the WBO to Steve Collins in 1995, but his activity puts every world champion now to shame?

    I miss boxing.



    24 fights and 19 title defenses in 4 years.
    Last edited by Vendettos; 07-17-2013 at 09:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    A classic boxing champion. He only cared for the money, 'generally' fighting weak opposition, for good money. He worked the boxing fan, both casual and hardcore superbly and was not scared to play the villain to get a few more £££'s.

    And to be fair to him he still is working us, as we often reminisce about him and compare him favourable with the fighters of this era.
    Last edited by Britkid; 07-17-2013 at 09:24 AM.
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vendettos View Post
    He was a beast in terms of defending his title and activity.

    Check this

    1990 - 6 FIGHTS - won the WBO middleweight title.

    1991 - 4 FIGHTS - defended WBO middleweight world title 3 times and won WBO super middleweight title.

    1992 - 5 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 5 times.

    1993 - 3 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title, had a draw for WBC title.

    1994 - 6 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 6 times.

    He lost the WBO to Steve Collins in 1995, but his activity puts every world champion now to shame?

    I miss boxing.



    24 fights and 19 title defenses in 4 years.
    For me though, a true Champion takes on all comers and he has openly admitted that fighting Toney or Roy Jones would have been 'suicide' so he is openly admitting he ducked them. In boxing we want to see the best fight the best and I think despite his wars with Benn & Watson, this will always ring true with me that he walked away from 2 big challenges. He put on some great fights though and was a great entertainer. I don't think much of his son mind, can't get my head around why everyone thinks he's great, he looks average with little power to me.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by bzkfn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vendettos View Post
    He was a beast in terms of defending his title and activity.

    Check this

    1990 - 6 FIGHTS - won the WBO middleweight title.

    1991 - 4 FIGHTS - defended WBO middleweight world title 3 times and won WBO super middleweight title.

    1992 - 5 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 5 times.

    1993 - 3 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title, had a draw for WBC title.

    1994 - 6 FIGHTS - defended WBO super middleweight title 6 times.

    He lost the WBO to Steve Collins in 1995, but his activity puts every world champion now to shame?

    I miss boxing.



    24 fights and 19 title defenses in 4 years.
    For me though, a true Champion takes on all comers and he has openly admitted that fighting Toney or Roy Jones would have been 'suicide' so he is openly admitting he ducked them. In boxing we want to see the best fight the best and I think despite his wars with Benn & Watson, this will always ring true with me that he walked away from 2 big challenges. He put on some great fights though and was a great entertainer. I don't think much of his son mind, can't get my head around why everyone thinks he's great, he looks average with little power to me.
    I agree about the power, but he has some skills and speed, enough to be effective, he has more KOs than his dad had after the same amount of fights.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    I'm a big fan of Eubank. To me, his fights with Benn are legendary, and he proved that he had a ton of heart and an iron jaw in the process.

    He had skill, speed, toughness, and respectable power, and had an unorthodox style.

    Would have loved to see him fight Roy Jones. I don't think he'd win, but it would have been an interesting matchup.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beanflicker View Post
    I'm a big fan of Eubank. To me, his fights with Benn are legendary, and he proved that he had a ton of heart and an iron jaw in the process.
    I too was a huge Eubank fan, particularly when it was not popular to be one. And although the first Benn fight was a bona fide British 'classic'; I went to fight two, and to this day thought it was a bit boring.

    Both had too much respect for each other, and the reason it was interesting was its closeness. Although from my nosebleed seat I had it 10-2 Benn, watching it on TV I had it 7/5 Benn.

    You are right about Eubank's chin, but he was a bit soft in the belly sometimes...
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    My mistake, I don't remember the 2nd fight. Should have said the first one was legendary! haha

    His KO's of Jarvis and Dos Santos were some of the best I ever seen. He could really crack when he wanted to, but I guess the Watson fight took away a lot of his killer instinct.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    It was impressive, compared with the fighters today, that Eubank defended his title so regular, but lets not forget a lot of those fights were utter shit, and as Britkid said, against poor opposition. You wouldn't get away with that in this current era with TV companies or fans.

    To Eubank's credit, for a man that "disliked boxing," it seemed the tougher the fighter the better he fought, and without doubt he had massive heart and bollocks.
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Benn-Eubank II is generally seen as a let down by fans old enough to remember all the hype and build-up and what not (I viewed it like that too). However, imagine if it happened in these times, when every fight every week from all over the world is readily witnessed, instead of a time when boxing on TV was pretty sparse, and you only saw whatever the TV stations decided to show, we'd probably not have viewed it half as harshly.

    The majority of fights, week in week out, regardless of how good the fighters are, don't live up to expectations.
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beanflicker View Post
    My mistake, I don't remember the 2nd fight. Should have said the first one was legendary! haha

    His KO's of Jarvis and Dos Santos were some of the best I ever seen. He could really crack when he wanted to, but I guess the Watson fight took away a lot of his killer instinct.
    The Dos Santos KO with Eubank strutting and tapping his gloves together, was what made him to the casual fans, I think. As it was such a short fight it could be shown constantly in building up the first Benn fight. And as you rightly point out, the bout lived up to all the hype.
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    I'm a big Benn fan as well. Would have loved to see him vs Julian Jackson at MW.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beanflicker View Post
    I'm a big Benn fan as well. Would have loved to see him vs Julian Jackson at MW.
    At 160? Ouch. In 1988/91 Jackson's eye was an issue, but that did not stop him flattening Norris and Graham. The Hawk's chin was also pretty solid at the time (McCallum aside, who was rather special and could bang at 154). Benn had not yet developed the 'cuteness' that made him a better fighter (IMO) at 168. As brilliant as he was fighting fire with fire against DeWitt, Barkley, Logan et al, I do not see Benn being 'stung' into action against Jackson; I see him getting flattened.

    But I would have loved to have seen it. And knowing my pretty shocking record in predicting fights, maybe Benn wins...
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Somebody would have woke up on their back staring at the ceiling (probably Benn but you never know)

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Eubanks had a truly great chin and heart and his wins against Benn and Watson defined his legacy. However he was vulnerable and not subsequently as good after the Watson fight. Eubanks avoided Herol Graham, Toney and Jones because they would give him problems and he could make more money defending his WBO title forever.

    I think Froch v Eubanks would be a classic war.
    The Eubanks that fought Benn the first time would beat Golovkin.
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank was a true champion. I miss this kind of fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Eubanks had a truly great chin and heart and his wins against Benn and Watson defined his legacy. However he was vulnerable and not subsequently as good after the Watson fight. Eubanks avoided Herol Graham, Toney and Jones because they would give him problems and he could make more money defending his WBO title forever.

    I think Froch v Eubanks would be a classic war.
    The Eubanks that fought Benn the first time would beat Golovkin.
    Lets get it right,

    EVERYBODY avoided Herol Graham.

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