Browsing all articles by Keith Lambert.
Talk to us about the dedication required to be a pro boxer? Chris Eubank Sr (CESR): Oh, you want to talk about dedication, oh my God. OK… There is a thing called the ‘Warriors Code’, and what does it mean? Well… It means you have got to be clean. You have to be in the [...]
On Persistence Being Key; I won five or six world title fights against opponents who had more talent and ability than I had, and I won because I was persistent. I would say Nigel Benn, Gary Stretch, Graciano Rocchigiani, Dan Schommer, the American Lindell Holmes, and Michael (Watson) in our second fight were all better [...]
On boxing being a dying sport: If boxing is in a demise, it started with Don King and pay-per-view, 10 years, 15 years ago. Young boxers to me would be scared to hook up with such a man as it seems most of the men he and his like had dealings with end up broke. [...]
I believe it needs a governing body, like FIFA for soccer. But more importantly, in all honesty, if the game is suffering it’s suffering from a lack of ostensible controversy and intensity. Like Tyson, Nigel and myself and Naseem used to do – remember how you just HAD to watch our fights, even your friends [...]
One of the finest European fighters ever (who started his boxing journey in America), Chris Eubank, kindly takes time to detail his career, from his days in the Bronx as an amateur and young pro, to his days trading blows with most of Britain’s and the World’s best. Enjoy.
By Keith Lambert Misunderstood was one word to describe Chris Eubank in his early prime days. Mistakenly thought of as obscenely arrogant, Eubank was merely proud and focused, and his body language reflected this in the ring.