Gladiator: Benn v eubank III

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Cally, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. Cally

    Cally Sand...sand... nothing but sand! Full Member

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    I think it's about the right time to look back on this 'documentary' shown on british tv back in the 90s with their progeny about to go to war..
    it was a good watch back in the day, I'm Gonna watch it again later. :)

    Enjoy..
     
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  2. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

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    I remember watching it at the time. It’s hilarious to me that *spoiler alert* Benn winning thought that it evened the series between them.
     
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  3. Cally

    Cally Sand...sand... nothing but sand! Full Member

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    There was no need to add the spoiler for people that maybe havent seen it bro!



    Lol
     
  4. The G-Man

    The G-Man Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It wasnt in the 90s it was in 2003.
    I thought both guys still looked good physically considering they were years in retirement and enjoyed the show.
    Benn really wanted to win haha.
     
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  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    @janitor do you think you'd be able to take them under your sports rules judging from this film?
     
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  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don’t think Eubank really trained for it.

    Benn took it mega serious!
     
  7. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It got a lot of hype. Maybe as much as the second fight!


    The revisionist hype going into their sons fight is bad even for boxing.


    Going into the fights, IMO, the hardcore thought fight one was going to be good, but the mainstream were a little cold, as Eubank was not proven, while Benn was coming off his American run.


    Fight two was a big deal mainstream fight, but the hardcore generally figured Benn was damaged goods, and Eubank as a class above.


    Fight one was indeed an excellent fight; fight two had the atmosphere but apart from being interesting in that it was close, the fight quality and indeed action was average at best, and that comes from someone watching from a nose bleed seat.


    What was curious to me about fight two was from my terrible view, I scored the fight 10-2 Benn and thus at the time, even as a rare Eubank fan (I like the Villains) I was embarrassed at the decision; but watching it on video after, I had it 6-6.
     
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  8. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker banned Full Member

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    I remember Benn with that sword. Dangerous ****.
     
  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What struck me about this show was how incredibly emotionally immature Benn was, he came across as an absolute idiot. Even to this day when I see him interviewed I think he's a manchild.
     
  10. The G-Man

    The G-Man Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It was for show.
    Looked fake to me.