Many of the greatest boxers are men of few words who do their talking in the ring. Not for them the long drawn out press conferences and the endless sound bites for the TV.
Luckily for fight fans however, there are always fighters who are as devastatingly efficient at delivering a putdown in or out of the ring. Many of the most spiteful, sly digs often land weeks before the first bell rings, but then sometimes there are those who can sum up the fight game in one emotive, poignant sentence. Here are 20 of our favourite classic quotes.
Three-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch now believes he has surpassed British greats like Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, and will go down in the history books on top of undefeated legend Joe Calzaghe.
On Saturday night at the unassuming Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham a young fighter will make his way to the ring to a familiar tune. His strut will remind you of a legend from an era gone. He will scale the ropes in a fashion you’ve seen before. And go about his business in a manor you thought had been confined to the DVD box sets. But you’ll know his name.
Chris Eubank Jr has declared himself his own man as he prepares for his second professional outing against Jason Ball at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on February 18, live on Channel 5.
Despite looking a spitting image of his legendary father, campaigning at the same weight, and sharing his name and fighting style, Eubank Jr says he’s determined to carve out a reputation for himself.
Hennessy Sports announced today that young stars Kid Galahad and Chris Eubank Jr will top their ‘Men of Steel’ bill at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham on February 18, live on Channel 5.
Sheffield's unbeaten hot prospect Kid Galahad will be vying for his first professional title when he takes on former British and Commonwealth champion Jason Booth for the WBC international super-bantamweight title.
This brilliant documentary charts the build up to Prince Naseem Hamed’s mega-fight with Marco Antonio Barrera in 2001. The only blip on the little Prince’s career and the footage - shot with him during his training camp in Palm Springs, California - will tell you why. With great cameos from Chris Eubank, Barry Hearn, head of security Kevin Camp, and Naz's barber. Not to mention Barrera, who to Naz might as well have been playing a cameo role in this show.
In an era where fights are made over Twitter and a ‘grudge match’ is a marketing ploy, this classic footage of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank signing the fight contract for their November 18 title clash back in 1990 should really get you going. Live on the Midweek Sports Special the fighters and their managers Ambrose Mendy and Barry Hearn present the case for each man before putting pen to paper on the million-pound deal.
Former super-middleweight boxer Michael Watson wants to take another inspirational step in his recovery by lighting the Olympic flame at next year's London Games.
Two decades have passed since the night a 26-year-old Watson was paralysed after his infamous second fight against Chris Eubank at White Hart Lane on 21 September 1991.
And Watson, who completed the London Marathon in 2003 after initially being told he would never walk again, says his dream is to inspire others by lighting the Olympic flame.
Middleweight legend Nigel Benn has warned that the pressure on former rival Chris Eubank’s son will be intense, but has thrown his support behind the novice claiming he is in as great shape as his father was.
Eubank Jr stopped Lithuanian Kirilas Psonko inside four rounds on his professional debut in Manchester on November 12. But Benn, who fought two epic battles with Eubank Sr in the early 1990s, said the expectations on the young boxer would be difficult to shoulder.
The nostalgia levels were ramped up to a maximum on Saturday night for Chris Eubank Jr’s professional debut on Channel 5. Eubank Sr joined son for a crowd rousing ring walk to his favourited Tina Turner Simply The Best, but not before lending his poetic prose to a promo video depicting the passing of the baton between the former two-weight world champion and the youngster…