51 Facts About Chris Eubank


Christopher Livingstone Eubank was born on 8 August 1966 and is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998.


Chris Eubank held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995, and is ranked by BoxRec as the third best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.


Chris Eubank reigned as world champion for over five years, was undefeated in his first ten years as a professional, and remained undefeated at middleweight.


Chris Eubank is credited for his bravery in the ring, in which he was able to take considerable amounts of punishment from power punchers en route to his victories and defeats, and for this he is said to have a "granite" chin.


Chris Eubank, was born on 8 August 1966, in Dulwich, South London, to Rachel Scollins.


Chris Eubank attended Northwold Primary School in Upper Clapton, Bellenden Junior School, and then Thomas Calton Secondary School in Peckham, from where he was suspended 18 times in one year and then expelled, despite claiming he was gallantly trying to protect other children from bullies.


Chris Eubank made a fresh start in New York, where he trained at the Jerome Boxing Club on Westchester Avenue, following in the footsteps of his elder brothers back in England.


Chris Eubank became obsessed with boxing training and went to the gym every day, working as caretaker to pay his way.


Chris Eubank won the 1984 Spanish Golden Gloves Tournament and got to the semi-final stage of the main Golden Gloves tourney at Madison Square Garden at aged 18.


Chris Eubank writes in his autobiography that his drive to succeed in boxing came through his drive to become an accepted individual, largely caused by subjective bullying from his elder brothers.


Chris Eubank made his professional debut at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino against Tim Brown, shortly after his 19th birthday.


Chris Eubank now made Brighton in England his adopted hometown and set his sights on Benn, believing he could beat him.


Chris Eubank won the WBO middleweight title against Nigel Benn in a classic encounter that was later released on DVD: a gruelling battle which ended when Benn was stopped on his feet near the end of round 9.


Chris Eubank would defend the title successfully against Dan Sherry, fellow Briton Gary Stretch and fellow Briton, Michael Watson, fighting him to a narrow 12-round majority decision in Chris Eubank's favour.


Chris Eubank was behind on all scorecards after 10 rounds, and was knocked down 18 seconds from the end of the round.


Chris Eubank rose from the canvas to unleash a devastating uppercut to Watson's jaw right at the end of the round, knocking Watson's head and neck backwards into the ring ropes.


Chris Eubank was particularly noted for his confidence, concentration, composure, and extravagant behaviour, and antics that included a vault over the top-rope into the ring before each fight.


Chris Eubank was by now presented as something of a "man you love to hate" figure in the British tabloid press because of his perceived arrogance and for his singularly unconventional sense of style.


Chris Eubank made successful defences against "Sugarboy" Malinga, the American quartet of John Jarvis, Ron Essett, Tony Thornton and former World Champion Lindell Holmes, as well as Juan Carlos Giminez Ferreyra and a draw with fellow Briton Ray Close.


Barry Hearn claimed that, as a draw was not written into the contract, Chris Eubank was free to sign a new deal with him instead of King.


Chris Eubank made five further successful defences, beating British world title contenders Henry Wharton and Sam Storey as well as unbeaten Dan Schommer and Mauricio Amaral Costa.


In March 1995 Chris Eubank lost his title to Irishman Steve Collins, by unanimous decision.


Chris Eubank won an eliminator for his old title against Jose Ignacio Barruetabena, as well as a win over Bruno Ruben Godoy.


Chris Eubank announced his retirement from the ring in October 1995.


Chris Eubank made a quick comeback in 1996 defeating Luis Dionisio Barrera and Camilo Alarcon.


Chris Eubank had been scheduled to box at light-heavyweight on the undercard.


Chris Eubank was knocked down twice and lost on points to Calzaghe, but saw his popularity rise as a result of managing to finish the fight against his more fancied opponent.


Chris Eubank floored Thompson in the fourth round but, as in the first Steve Collins fight, failed to press home his advantage.


Chris Eubank had the better of the fight early in the rematch, but the short rest between the bouts came back to haunt him as his left eye that was damaged in the first fight rapidly began to swell.


Chris Eubank finished his career with a record of 45 wins, five losses, and two draws.


Chris Eubank featured on the front cover of Esquire for the April 1992 edition.


Chris Eubank was mentioned in a scene of I'm Alan Partridge, in which the title character desperately tries to think of ideas for a new television show, one of which is entitled Youth Hosteling with Chris Eubank.


Chris Eubank has featured in television advertisements for Nescafe, Royal Mail, McDonald's, Jaffa Cakes and Orbit, and has modelled for Vivienne Westwood and Versace.


Chris Eubank purchased the lord of the manor rights in Brighton at auction in 1996 and used the ancient right of this position to appoint a town crier in addition to the town crier employed by the local authority.


In 1996, Chris Eubank was the guest presenter on Top of the Pops.


Chris Eubank had his own show on Talk Radio called Eubank's People.


In 2002, Chris Eubank was the subject of a Louis Theroux documentary entitled When Louis Met.


In 2006, Chris Eubank was sacked by his own public relations advisor, Richard Hillgrove, for being "too eccentric".


In 2015, Chris Eubank took part in the 2015 series of I'm a Celebrity.


Chris Eubank lasted 17 days and finished in 9th position.


In 2021, Chris Eubank appeared as a guest on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.


Chris Eubank completed a number of circuits before he was arrested.


On 22 February 2007, Chris Eubank was arrested outside Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall for a suspected breach of the peace after driving through central London in his truck, which was emblazoned with a message condemning Tony Blair for sending Prince Harry to Iraq.


In October 2005, Chris Eubank was appointed as the first ambassador for gambling charity GamCare, to support and encourage responsible gambling.


Chris Eubank has an elder son, Nathanael Wilson, born August 1988.


Chris Eubank is the cousin of English media personality Mica Paris.


In 1992, Chris Eubank was involved in a fatal collision when he lost control of his car on the London to Brighton road; the car came off the road and killed a building site worker.


Also in 2005, Chris Eubank was convicted of taking a vehicle without consent.


Chris Eubank had driven a beer lorry which was being unloaded away from a place where he considered it to be causing an unreasonable obstruction.


In 2014, Chris Eubank married his manager Claire Geary, but the couple divorced in 2017.


In 2021, Chris Eubank was prosecuted after he was filmed by CyclingMikey driving through a red light.