Were Nigel Benns or Chris Eubanks dad trainers?

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  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Member Full Member

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    We see many fathers influence theirs sons in boxing. Was this the case with Benn or Eubank?
     
  2. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

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    No idea but snr regularly posts on here as bulldog24 he will let u know all about this in due course.
     
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  3. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would actually love it if Bulldog was Snr. Would also love it if Miniq was Fury.
     
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  4. The G-Man

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    English went to the US as a teenager and was never in a boxing relationship with his dad.
    Benn was an army boxer,again dont think his dad had any influence.
     
  5. big moose

    big moose Active Member Full Member

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    Aye - Eubank went to live with his mother in New York - as his Dad couldn't cope with him (shoplifting, burglary etc.). I don't think he had boxed before going to the US. I find it ironic that Eubank cultivated a posh, establishment persona when he was initially an unheralded outsider - whereas, Benn had the threatening, "Dark Destroyer" image but, iirc, he had a decent amateur pedigree and was backed / seen as a good bet for a great future from the start of his professional career.
     
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  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Benn had a good, loving, close-knit upbringing.

    Eubank was the one from a broken home and nothing.

    believe it or not
     
  7. Scott Cork

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    What was Chris dad name? I know Nigels dad name was Dixon.
     
  8. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Irving