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Old 08-09-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Would anyone say that Chris Eubank is an all time great? From what i've gathered the general feeling is that he was a great fighter, just not quite an all time great level fighter.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yeah, the way you've summed it up is perfect.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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I think he was a great fighter. He achieved great things at 160 and 168. He had a great win in Benn and numerous good wins like Rocky and Watson.

I also think Benn was a great fighter.

We are talking about top5 168 pounders.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:38 AM   #4
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Total abuse of the G word. Eubank was my favourite fighter of the 90s, but there is nothing to suggest he was/is ever great.

Very few fighters ever become great, there was 10 tops who fought in the 90s and that was because some fought way past their best (Leonard, Hearns, Chavez, Whitaker etc).

Eubank was a good fighter.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:51 AM   #5
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To pure boxing die-hards, Eubank is the man you pin up on your dart board.

Many feel he ruined boxing.
He was totally harmless, thick as they come, but he wanted to learn. You cannot hate a fighter who read some of the dictionary before a press conference.

The only thing he did that bugged a bit was driving that stupid truck thing though Brighton blocking roads.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:57 AM   #6
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You can hate a fighter who said every other boxer in Britain was a mug and a barbarian, and then got paid more than any other British boxer ever
It was an act, and a very good one, because he was paid very, very well.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:12 AM   #7
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Mickey Duff states in his book "There was one rule for Chris Eubank and one rule for everyone else. When that happens, it's the end of boxing and I was ready to wash my hands with it. It'll never be the same."
Nothing to do with Eubank being a Hearn fighter (in his pomp) rather than a Duff one then?
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:43 AM   #8
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Total abuse of the G word. Eubank was my favourite fighter of the 90s, but there is nothing to suggest he was/is ever great.

Very few fighters ever become great, there was 10 tops who fought in the 90s and that was because some fought way past their best (Leonard, Hearns, Chavez, Whitaker etc).

Eubank was a good fighter.
I find myself agreeing with you a lot lately.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:00 AM   #9
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You can hate a fighter who said every other boxer in Britain was a mug and a barbarian, and then got paid more than any other British boxer ever
Was that bad for boxing or did it put bums on seats at home and in the areans!
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:05 AM   #10
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top 10 super middle top 3 i feel
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Would anyone say that Chris Eubank is an all time great? From what i've gathered the general feeling is that he was a great fighter, just not quite an all time great level fighter.
Not a great though his fight s with Benn ,Watson,and Thompson were wars,very good but just falls short,too many questionable decisions against distinctly average contenders,imo.
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Not a great though his fight s with Benn ,Watson,and Thompson were wars,very good but just falls short,too many questionable decisions against distinctly average contenders,imo.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #13
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he was a great fighter. IN THE UK.

but atg? no.
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