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Bryan
27-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Just watching him now on IACGMOOH (sorry) and I'm fascinated by the bloke

I know he's generally regarded as a bit of a tosser but I have always liked him

I just don't know how someone can get into the ring and go toe to toe with Nigel Benn at his best (and beat him) but also come across as such a sensitive soul.

I know he's said he was bullied by his older brothers which probably accounts for a lot of this but He would be top of my guest list. Just seems like a nice man.

Breaking rocks
27-11-2015, 10:15 PM
Just watching him now on IACGMOOH (sorry) and I'm fascinated by the bloke

I know he's generally regarded as a bit of a tosser but I have always liked him

I just don't know how someone can get into the ring and go toe to toe with Nigel Benn at his best (and beat him)but also come across as such a sensitive soul.

I know he's said he was bullied by his older brothers which probably accounts for a lot of this but He would be top of my guest list. Just seems like a nice man.

Google Steve Collins :)

Breaking rocks
27-11-2015, 10:32 PM
Tbf, he's was always the showman, one of life's eccentrics. And anyone who earns their living being punched in the head deserves respect.

Pre fight, Steve Collins preyed upon Eubanks 'strangeness' by convincing him that he (Collins) had been hypnotised to feel no pain.
It definitely had the intended effect and totally psyched Eubank out, he even tried to get the fight called off, fearing he would be fighting a 'terminator' type boxer that could only be stopped by killing him.
Personally, I believe that Chris Eubank never fully recovered, mentally, from the tragic Watson fight.

I also vaguely remember that he didn't come out too well following a documentary about him and his, then very young, children which, perhaps, accounts for his guilt ridden comments on the show?

gold76
28-11-2015, 05:08 PM
His book is a great read, he "adopted" a tramp and made him his butler.

Some scroat broke into his much fabled truck & stole his bonbon sweets, he was furious about it!

Much underated as a fighter, went up to Cruiserweight late on and had two wars with Carl Thompson and gave a young Joe Calzaghe one of his sternest tests.

The first Benn fight was 25 years ago now, those two will go down as greats, in a era that will forever be etched in the era.

One the downside, I always thought they treat Ronnie Davies with disdain.

An interest footnote of course. Jnr is facing Spike O'Sullivan in a tidy scrap on December 12th, Collins will be in the Irishman's corner.

Seagull-Eater_ Miss_Selhurst_ SE19_denizen
29-11-2015, 12:01 AM
he's said he was bullied by his older brothers which probably accounts for a lot .

what doesn't kill you will make you stronger

Bipe
29-11-2015, 07:40 AM
I never really liked his personality while he was boxing (him being based in Brighton was a factor if I'm honest) but you had to admire his courage as a fighter. Warmed to him after retirement. There was that awful incident when he lost control of his car in roadworks and ended up killing one of the poor labourers, seemed like he got away with a light punishment from that to be honest but it has clearly affected and troubled him over the years so maybe he has suffered enough.

I don't watch I'm A Celebrity but I saw the 'will you take my counsel' clip and found it strangely heartwarming.

Breaking rocks
29-11-2015, 04:37 PM
I never really liked his personality while he was boxing (him being based in Brighton was a factor if I'm honest) but you had to admire his courage as a fighter. Warmed to him after retirement. There was that awful incident when he lost control of his car in roadworks and ended up killing one of the poor labourers, seemed like he got away with a light punishment from that to be honest but it has clearly affected and troubled him over the years so maybe he has suffered enough.

I don't watch I'm A Celebrity but I saw the 'will you take my counsel' clip and found it strangely heartwarming.

Yes, I had forgotten about the accident. Seem to recall a suggestion that he was changing a cd. Whether or not that was true, or just paper talk, I don't know.

Timbo
09-12-2015, 11:43 PM
I am fond of Eubank. One of life's human curiousities, I mean who else could wear a shell, as a monocle, in the jungle?

PhuketEagle
10-12-2015, 06:03 AM
Wondered what that was, thought he'd got some nasty disease @ first. Defies all logic like you say but friendly & honest. His idea of a joke no doubt....maybe doesn't remember that 'shell-like' means 'ear' though?

cpfc4evandeva
10-12-2015, 06:34 AM
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Shoreditch CPFC
11-12-2015, 08:32 AM
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LOL, never knew that! He's a bit of a plonker as is his son but you need characters in life. Pleased to hear he is still remorseful for the terrible death he caused.

cpfc4evandeva
11-12-2015, 12:23 PM
'The fella who I knock out in about 20 seconds, including the count... It was a pleasure' :D

gold76
12-12-2015, 10:01 PM
On the tellybox now- Jnr fighting, Snr at ringside.

JJ
25-01-2016, 04:44 AM
I met him once, in a friend's kitchen (their kids went to school together.) Just about crushed every bone in my hand when I shook his. He told me he was writing a book about quotations and spending time thinking them up. I know I should have just nodded, but instead felt the need to point out that you can't just make quotations up, someone usually has to say them in order for them to be quotations. I didn't shake his hand again in case of further collateral damage.

Another Oxted Eagle
25-01-2016, 05:57 AM
I met him around 10 years when I was boxing on a white collar charity event in a hotel. There were no cameras or media there and apparently he paid to come in just to watch complete with jodhpurs and monacle. He came into the backstage area where the boxers were milling about and spoke to pretty much every one of us. We had a really nice little chat, he gave me some tips after asking me to throw a few punches towards him and genuinely seemed pleased to be able to help.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
14-02-2016, 10:50 AM
I met him around 10 years when I was boxing on a white collar charity event in a hotel. There were no cameras or media there and apparently he paid to come in just to watch complete with jodhpurs and monacle. He came into the backstage area where the boxers were milling about and spoke to pretty much every one of us. We had a really nice little chat, he gave me some tips after asking me to throw a few punches towards him and genuinely seemed pleased to be able to help.

Very discriminatory of them to charge people money if they want to wear jodhpurs and a monacle.

I only saw him once in person, in 'the lanes' in Brighton. After harassing the local population in the streets for about an hour in a Range Rover with the loudest sound system I've ever heard, he reappeared later at a Pizza Express where me and my girlfriend were eating.

He stood in the doorway for a full two minutes (resplendent in his riding gear and monacle of course) looking left and right, chest puffed out as he soaked up our universal admiration and awe.

Although I always wanted Benn to thrash him, I've always found Eubank interesting and amusing.

palacelad197o
04-02-2017, 10:09 AM
Google Steve Collins :)

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Selhurst Celtic
04-02-2017, 10:20 AM
what doesn't kill you will make you stronger

What about polio?

Tim
04-02-2017, 10:55 AM
Met him once on a night out with my ex in the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Every time I went to the toilet he was trying it on with her. He kept trying to get her to go upstairs to his room. She was begging me not to leave her alone with him.

Also, people kept giving him money for Nichael Watson. He must of collected over 200 in the couple of hours we were in there. Made me wonder how much money he must of been given for Watson over the years & what he's done with it?