Chris Eubank Jr on his past, the experiences that shaped him and being ‘born with that fire to fight’

Chris Eubank Jr on his past, the experiences that shaped him and being ‘born with that fire to fight’ (2)

Chris Eubank Jr is a man of many talents. He’s an undefeated boxer, a pilot, and he used to be a ballet dancer. He knows how to box and he can fly planes. He used to be able to dance ballet, too—but that was before he put his hands on a pair of boxing gloves for the first time at age seven and realized that he had been born with fire in his fists.

Today 31-year-old Eubank Jr has won 29 professional fights and earned a spot among the world’s pound-for-pound best boxers but the journey there hasn’t always been easy: “It’s not easy being me,” says Eubank Jr who grew up in Brighton as part of one of Britain’s most famous families—his father Chris Sr was one half of “The British Bad Boy” tag team alongside fellow former world champion Nigel Benn during their heyday in the 1990s; while his mother Lorraine is also a former world champion boxer who fought against her husband when she became pregnant with Chris Jr at just 19 years old.”

‘Dance like no one’s watching’

This is a man who dances, and not just in the ring.

“Dance like no one’s watching,” he says. “That’s what I did when I was young.”

He’ll be dancing on Friday night at Wembley Stadium when he fights George Groves for the WBA super-middleweight title, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

‘I’m a hard-working gentleman’

You’re a hard worker, you’re polite and respectful. You’ve never been in trouble with the law. You’ve achieved success in boxing because of your hard work, dedication and determination.

I think those are good qualities to have as an athlete – especially if you want people to respect you as an athlete and not just see you as an entertainer or showman. The way I look at it is that it’s all about respect; if people don’t respect what I do then there’s no point doing it at all because my goal has always been to be one of the best fighters in this sport for as long as possible

‘I’ve seen life’

Chris Eubank Jr is a man who has seen life.

He has been to places that most people have not been to, he has seen the world and knows what it is like in all its forms and guises – poverty, riches and everything between.

He understands the good, bad and ugly sides of humanity because he has lived them first hand.

‘It’s not easy being me’

You may have heard of Chris Eubank Jr, but if you haven’t, he’s a professional boxer who has fought in some of the biggest fights in recent years. He is also one of the most recognisable names in British sport.

Nowadays, Eubank is competing on ITV’s World Championship Boxing and has been involved with other big matches such as his fight against George Groves at Wembley Stadium last year (which I went to). But before he was getting into the ring, there was a lot going on behind the scenes that helped shape him into the man he is today.

It is hard to be Chris Eubank Jr, but he is happy to do it.

It is hard to be Chris Eubank Jr, but he is happy to do it.

It’s not easy being the son of one of the most famous boxers in history, let alone having your own legacy as a fighter.

But Eubank Jr has done his best to make sure that his name is known for more than just who he is related too. He has had an impressive run as a professional boxer with 24 wins from 24 fights (21 by knockout), and has also been involved in some high-profile clashes against fellow Brits Callum Smith and George Groves at super middleweight.

Eubank Jr believes this experience will stand him in good stead when he moves up a weight class and challenges WBA world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders next month at Wembley Stadium


As you can see, it’s not easy being Chris Eubank Jr. He has been through a lot and he is still going through a lot of things. But he has learned how to deal with everything and come out on top–which is why we love him so much!


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