Was Steve Collins Racist?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by chilli&lemon, May 23, 2012.

  1. boxon

    boxon Member Full Member

    May 17, 2012

    I agree,i have never once heard anyone call Steve Collins racist its a very low blow by a bitter Eubank.
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  2. Primadonna Kool

    Primadonna Kool Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    No..! Irish are good people.
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  3. SouthpawSlayer

    SouthpawSlayer Im coming for you Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    yeah and sad part is people jumped on it as the truth, fact of the matter is collins is very popular among his fellow peers or pro's and no one in teh business liked eubank...........no one

  4. celtic-warrior

    celtic-warrior Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    his other brother Packie is sound though ...:yikes
  5. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    You don't see how your making 1 rule for white people and another for blacks????

    By the way mate here is an example of some racism



    Infact Muhamed Ali even went to a Ku Klux Klan meeting and admitted it on tv, because his blank panther group got along with their views. Both believed that races should breed within themselves (even though Ali half white and Bernard Hopkins is mixed raced as well)

    and there is plenty of ones with Mayweather, James Toney,
  6. paddymickey

    paddymickey Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    ha ha guys this a wind up or what!
    I am Irish. I can tell you there are some racist people in Ireland but only a tiny minority.
    I can tell you its the same everywhere I been in the world. Lived in 2 different continents. some Aisan people have been racist to me but lots more have been super friendly - lsome Austrlians have been racist to me but lots more have been incredibly hospitable. WE ALL BLEED THE SAME COLOUR BLOOD. I get embarassed by the small minority of racist Irish but at the same time I think we do are bit for the world and are known not to be racist!! There is a great saying in an Irish film called the commitment "I'm Black, and I'm proud". by a sterotypical Dublin white guy. verf funny and in the contect it is used a few people could learn a thing or 2
    Now while we are on the specific topic- was Collins a racist! I doubt it.

    BTW - Chris Eubank seems like a decent guy! Its possible to like both dno't feel guilty about it :)
  7. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    As I remember it what Steve actually said was that he as a proud Irishman had helped his fellow Irish men. What have you Chris done for Africans, he asked gently. Touché. Ecause for all his guff Eubank had no track record of helping his own people. Game set and match to Steve. Won the psychological battle hands down.
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  8. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    I agree Len, Eubank loved trying to get in peoples heads and that side of the game helped him greatly in his career. It just so happened that Collins lived in his head free.
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  9. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Collins had little finesse in the ring, his style wasn't easy in the eye, but he was one of the toughest hardest men ever to lace on gloves. Absolute nightmare opponent who only lost to elite super stars, and every one of his opponents swore up and down that he was a nightmare to fight.
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  10. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Collins could box though too if he chose
  11. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    I hate it when I see these fighters that I idolised as a child turn out to be racist...what did he actually do or say?
  12. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    He lost to the very, very best but they weren’t superstars. He was paid a pittance, and so were they!

    I thought he deserved the nod against Reggie and Sumbu in their backyards. And he was a 16-fight novice against The Bodysnatcher.
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  13. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Not with finesse but very effective - see his lateral foot/ring movement against highly regarded Tony Thornton. And his sneaky overarm counters against Reggie.

    He had better hand speed around 89-92.
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  14. NEETzschean

    NEETzschean Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2021
    Boxing is a brutal sport with potentially life-threatening consequences. I'm not a fan of Deontay Wilder but he was correct when he said that boxing is one of the only sports where you are technically allowed to kill your opponent in the ring. The line between being a multimillionaire champion and eating your meals through a tube is thin. With this in mind, any psychological advantage you can gain over your opponent is a great benefit. The aim of trash talk is demoralisation and racism can be effective in throwing an opponent off his game.
  15. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Naaah, very proud Irishman who really dislikes the British.

    I'm cool with that, in fact I welcome it but he can't whine and cry if we roast the Irish.. that's fair right?

    I like the old days when the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English all slaughtered each other in a funny way, from football to boxing to just in general, I personally miss those days.