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Chris Eubank: I Taught My Son The Warrior's Code

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

CHRIS EUBANK admits he put his son through hell to see if he could follow in his footsteps.

Chris Eubank Jr has become a mirror image of his dad, posturing like the former two-weight world champion and copying his trademark vault over the ropes.

The 22-year-old middleweight is unbeaten in four professional fights.

But his taskmaster dad sent him to the world’s roughest gyms as a teenager and revealed he may box again to show him how it’s done.

Eubank Sr, 45, said: “The reason I am not torn apart is because every test that I have given him, he has passed.

“These tests have lasted between six months and two years. He went to Las Vegas where he was walking to the gym in 110 degree heat and being trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr and Mike McCallum.

“He was being pushed around and going through pure hardship seeing time wasters and bullies around him.

“He was in Angola being taught the basics by the fella who taught me how to box, Maximo Perez.

“My son went to Cuba and spent that time training with their national team when he was an amateur and was pushed around heavily.”

Eubank Jr expects to have his next fight in Clevedon, Somerset on July 7, and his dad will not leave his side before that fight.

“I taught him the warriors’ code,” he said. “Whatever does happen he will deal with it like a warrior.

“There will come a day when he will be pushed to the edge of his life.

“This for a warrior is an opportunity to equip himself well and win the hearts of the people.”

Eubank expects promoter Mick Hennessy to keep his son busy.

“My son would like to have more fights than he is having,” he added.

“I would like him to fight every two to three weeks because the more you fight the better you develop your talent.

“It is a critical time and Mick is finding it hard to get fights for him, but he should be boxing a minimum of 10 times a year right now.”

■ THE Eubanks are supporting the Wembley Way Stones campaign. Wembley Stones make an ideal Father’s Day gift and fans are encouraged to create their own personalised stone and get their dad’s legendary status on Wembley Way. For more details visit www.wembleystadium.com/wembleyway

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by charlieg on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12242822]CHRIS EUBANK admits he put his son through hell to see if he could follow in his footsteps. Chris Eubank Jr has become a mirror image of his dad, posturing like the former two-weight world champion and copying his trademark…

Comment by Juof on 06-14-2012

Not as skilled as his old man at this moment in time. But he has improved every fight, I'm sure it takes something special to impress his dad and he's been doing that. Hope he does well

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