This was Eubank's eighth straight stoppage win. 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. [5] Eubank featured alongside his father in the reality TV series At Home with the Eubanks. He featured on the front cover of Esquire for the April 1992 edition. After a split points victory over Ray Close, in the King's Hall Belfast, Eubank signed an eight-fight £10-million deal with Sky Sports for contests in South Africa, Manchester, London and Millstreet. His trademark theme tune was Tina Turner's Simply the Best. [89][90][91] Tickets for the fight sold out in seven minutes. The possibility of the fight was first announced in November 2018 with PBC's plans to 'Invade UK Market', it was then stated a pay-per-view bout would be imminent. Christopher Livingstone Eubank Sr. (born 8 August 1966) is a British former professional boxer. McDonagh was willing to stand and trade with Eubank. 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. Thompson won by unanimous decision, but the closeness of the fight was reflected in the scoring, with two of the three judges giving the fight to Thompson by a single point. [79] On 8 August, it was announced that the fight would take place on 7 October at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, marking it the second time Eubank would be fighting outside the UK since turning professional. [57] Eubank immediately hit out at critics stating he had never been presented with the fight contract. He didn't have to do that." When he had success, it was because I did something wrong. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. [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. Later in the year, he knocked out Renaldo Dos Santos in precisely 20 seconds (including the 10-count). [33] Hearn is the son of Eubank Sr.'s former promoter Barry Hearn. [58] Boxers including Tommy Langford, Martin Murray, Curtis Stevens began calling out Eubank. [79], Eubank spoke of Abraham's performance, "He's definitely the most durable opponent I've faced. After Steve Collins withdrew from his WBO super-middleweight title defence against Joe Calzaghe and unexpectedly retired in October 1997, Calzaghe was matched against Eubank for the vacant title with eleven days notice. Infos sur Livingstone. In a poll published by BBC Homes and Antiques magazine in January 2006, Eubank was voted the second most eccentric star (after Björk). [14] Eubank was then added to a 7 June card, two days prior to it taking place at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Not 'Mica Paris, "Boxer fined for careless driving in fatal crash", "Chris Eubank found guilty of taking a beer delivery truck", "Chris Eubank marries his manager Claire Geary in Las Vegas", "Chris Eubank changes his name to 'English' - to stop being confused with his son", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chris_Eubank&oldid=998680336, World super-middleweight boxing champions, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 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]. [78], Eubank won via a unanimous decision with the scorecards 120–108, 120-108 and 118–110. He also held the IBO super-middleweight title twice between 2017 and 2019, and … The fight was riddled with a lot of clinches and unclean punches from both boxers. [14] The banner read "BLAIR – Don't send our young prince to your catastrophic illegal war, to make it look plausible!" On his return to England, he lived in Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney and then Peckham, in a largely impoverished environment. Eubank began his amateur career in 2007. [21], In 2001, Eubank was the subject of a Louis Theroux documentary entitled When Louis Met...Chris Eubank, in which Theroux and his camera crew accompanied Eubank for a period. Download this stock image: Chris Eubank and Micha Paris Theresa Roberts hosts a party for Jamaican ministers at a private address in Cadogan Square London, England - 16.03.11 - D9GJHM from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. [87][88], Due to winning their respective bouts in October 2017, Eubank and George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) were due to meet in the semi final of the tournament. [53] A potential fight which could see Eubank earn up to £6 million, was only being held up by Sky, who would broadcast the fight on PPV. I'm coming for you." Eubank spent the rest of the fight landing power shot combinations and breaking Chudinov down. Menu. "[69][70], On fight night, Eubank stopped Quinlan in round 10 in a fairly one-sided fight to win the IBO super-middleweight title. In November 2009, Eubank was declared bankrupt, owing £1.3 million in taxes. Chris Eubank (TV Movie 2002) Chris Eubank as Self. This is going to take me to the next level. Eubank floored Thompson in the fourth round but, as in the first Steve Collins fight, failed to press home his advantage. Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998. Now the holder of a second title, Eubank relinquished his middleweight title and concentrated on defending his new crown at the higher weight of 12 st. After the Watson tragedy Eubank never again showed any desire to knock opponents out, preferring to retain his title through points victories. Christopher Livingstone Eubank Jr. (born 18 September 1989) is a British professional boxer. Christopher Livingstone Eubank Jr est un boxeur britannique né le 18 septembre 1989 à Hove en Angleterre.C'est le fils du boxeur Chris Eubank.. Carrière. [74] The two potential dates discussed were 15 and 22 July. Eubank dropped Horváth four times, stopping him in round 6. He didn't win a round and I'm happy with the performance." TV Shows. At the time he was ahead on the scorecards. Christopher Livingstone Eubank Jr. (born 18 September 1989) is a British professional boxer. Eubank, was born on 8 August 1966, in Dulwich, South London, to Rachel Scollins. ", "Murray: I'd Beat Eubank Very Comfortably, He Used GGG's Name", "Curtis Stevens Would Love To Get Hands On 'Scared' Eubank Jr", "Dylan James Braithwaite to fight Renold Quinlan live on ITV Box Office in 2017", "Dylan James Braithwaite. Eubank claimed that he was comfortable making 160 and 168 pounds and wanted to fight Golovkin, Saunders or DeGale next. [6], At the age of 16, Eubank and his brother Sebastian moved to the United States to live with a guardian named Irene Hutton. Eubank won by a majority decision of 116–113, 115–113 and 114–114, close enough to support dissension by some commentators and supporters. It was able to reach top speeds of 15mph, and was driven by two wheelchair motors. "[115] International Boxing Organization president Ed Levine confirmed their super-middleweight title would be at stake.[116]. The high work rate from Eubank eventually backed McDonagh off. [6] Speaking with a lisp and in affected upper-class tones; dressing as a stereotypically upper-class Englishman (in jodhpurs, bowler hat and riding boots; sporting a monocle) and carrying a silver-tipped cane, such affectations have provoked criticism in tabloid newspapers. His mother moved the family to Jamaica when he was just two months old before moving back to London when he was eight. We want Groves in the final, but if that’s not possible and he doesn't declare himself fit in the next 10 days, we have to find a solution. 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. Collins took ‘The Bodysnatcher’ the distance but failed to win his WBA middleweight title. His world title contests against fellow Britons Nigel Benn and Michael Watson helped British boxing ride a peak of popularity in the 1990s, with Eubank's eccentric personality making him one of the most recognisable celebrities of the period. In the early 1990s, Eubank was caricatured as a puppet on Spitting Image. [71] After a steady start, Eubank started taking control in the fifth round when he started using his speed advantage over Quinlan. The fight was shown live on Channel 5. I’m sorry, that’s not going to happen. And I blamed myself, after all, it was me who threw the punch."[5]. [19], Eubank and his first wife, Karron (married on 23 December 1990 in Brighton), had four children (Christopher, born on 18 September 1989; Sebastian, born on 18 July 1991; Emily, born on 19 April 1994; and Joseph, born on 23 October 1996) and have over the years starred in various television programmes. It had six wheels, but only the middle two were driven by motors. 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. The reason being there was little to no promotion, with the fight being only weeks away. At the time the fight was being discussed, Abraham was the mandatory challenger to the WBO title, held by Gilberto Ramirez, who defeated Abraham in April 2015. I've been training well but I’m not 100 per cent focused now. [42] Eubank dominated the fight to the point that his trainer, father Chris Eubank Sr., began imploring the referee to stop the fight. 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. In March 1995, however, Eubank lost his title to Irishman Steve Collins, by unanimous decision. [56] On 8 July, Eddie Hearn offered the deal to then-IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, who took the deal to fight Golovkin on 10 September. Il est le père de Chris Eubank Jr, boxeur professionnel. Commentator Reg Gutteridge said, in the moment, he had, "never seen a more dramatic end to a world title fight". The early inactivity turned out to be the deciding factor as Saunders was victorious, a 115–114, 115-113 and 113-116 winner. Following the fight, Eubank contemplated quitting the sport. The big cut was dealt with by his corner after the round, but as the fight went on to the later rounds, blood was seen flowing expeditiously. Veteran trainer Adam Booth was added to the team to co-train Eubank. Groves retained his WBA title but did not claim Eubank's IBO title as he did not pay their sanctioning fees. Eubank became obsessed with boxing training and went to the gym every day, even working as caretaker to pay his way. Chris Eubank 23 Dec. Dudley’s personality as a dandy British boxer is possibly based on real-life boxer Chris Eubank, an eccentric Jamaican-English champion famous in the late 80s and early 90s, whose trademark attire included a monocle and bowler hat. He competed from 1985 to 1998. Eubank landed 59 of 201 punches thrown (29%), whilst Yildirim landed 23 of 91 thrown (25%). At the time of stoppage, Eubank was ahead on all three judges scorecards 106–103, 108–101, 107–102. [22] Eubank knocked out German boxer Omar Siala in round 2 after a right uppercut. He also stated his move to super-middleweight was not permanent. Eubank finished his career with a record of 45 wins (23 KOs), 5 losses, and 2 draws. Eubank said, "Instead of me going through the motions and trying to beat guys using heart and determination. He held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles. Soon after the fight Watson collapsed in his corner. The bout went the distance, with the experienced Saunders controlling the first six rounds with his footwork, elusive style and technical boxing ability, as Eubank was mostly inactive, with many speculating to him being over cautious due to nervousness and 'stage fright' as it was his first major title bout of his professional career. He did – and Benn also did not sign for King, on the same pretext. A fight nearly broke out when McDonagh heard Eubank's comments. [72][73], Reports suggested on 1 June 2017 that Eubank would make his ring return in July 2017 defending his IBO super middleweight title against former multiple weight world champion Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) in London. Killertron was made from a modified wheelie bin lid, and featured a trademark bright pink paint job (though it was painted orange in Series 2, and repainted black as a one-off appearance). In the same post, stated he would be fighting 27 year old Australian boxer Renold Quinlan (11-1, 7 KOs) for his IBO super-middleweight title. If he can win the world title, then he will negotiate with other champions. Abraham had little to offer, mostly in defence mode as Eubank out landed and outpointed him. [citation needed] However, in 1991 and 1993 he won Britain's Best Dressed Man award, given by the Menswear Association of Great Britain. After the fight was stopped, Eubank stood on the ropes in the corner in his trademark stance. I thought I did enough in the later rounds to win the fight, but it was a close fight. Eubank made a fresh start in New York, battling drug, alcohol and shoplifting addictions to attend church and school. As of May 2020, he is ranked as the world's fourth best active middleweight by BoxRec[2] and eighth by The Ring magazine. I'm ready for a title fight now. [20], In 1992, Eubank was involved in a fatal collision when he lost control of his car on the London to Brighton road; the car came off the road and killed a building site worker. In the post-fight, Eubank said, "I'm the next generation. Eubank was born in Dulwich, South London, on August 8, 1966. In the post-fight interview, he gave credit to Quinlan, describing him as a tough fighter, "It was like hitting concrete. [20][21], Eubank fought at the Echo Arena on 25 October in a scheduled 8 round fight. vs. Renold Quinlan in February on PPV", "Dylan James Braithwaite: The IBO title is '100 per cent a genuine world title, "jnr. [22] In 2014, Eubank married his manager Claire Geary,[23] but the couple divorced in 2017. [44][45] Blackwell was taken to hospital with bleeding on the brain, and was placed in a medically-induced coma for treatment. [38] The fight was well anticipated, as the pair had a history of feuds in the past, with O'Sullivan targeting Eubank on social media. He completed a number of circuits before he was arrested. He purchased the lord of the manor rights in Brighton at auction in 1996 and used the ancient right of this position to appoint a town crier in addition to the town crier employed by the local authority. He was strong, he was aggressive, but that obviously wasn’t enough tonight." … Quinlan won the then-vacant IBO title defeating former world champion Daniel Geale in October via knockout in round two. On 23 May 2007, he was charged with making an unlawful anti-war protest after parking his seven-ton truck outside Downing Street. 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