Chris Eubank: The Autobiography

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Love him or loathe him, Chris Eubank is one of life’s more eccentric personalities who has transcended the world of boxing and established himself as a media celebrity and role model to millions of fans the world over. His story is both gripping and extraordinary.

He exploded into the public consciousness in November 1990 with a ferocious defeat of Nigel Benn for the WBO middleweight crown. Once crowned champion, he made 19 successful defences of his title and became one of the most talked about boxers of his generation.

But his early life was so very different. Aged 15, Eubank was ejected from the last in a long line of care homes and was living on the streets. His life was a mess of shoplifting, burglary, drink and drugs from which there seemed no escape. In 1981, in a last-ditch attempt to drag himself from the abyss, he relocated to New York with his mother. Here he started boxing and within two years he had won the prestigious Spanish Golden Gloves Amateur title.

Some of the incredible experiences he recalls in his autobiography include: his involvement in a car crash which saw a man die, how he became Lord of the Manor of Brighton, his reaction to Michael Watson’s horrific injuries sustained in their 1992 super-middleweight contest and subsequent partial recovery, his views on the ‘mugs game’ from which he previously made his living, his relationship with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali, his passion for his truck, jeeps and motorbikes, and his legendary sartorial elegance and extravagance.

Eubank’s life as a ‘TV celebrity’ is even more enigmatic and compelling. He was the subject of a Louis Theroux fly-on-the-wall documentary, he was first to be voted out of the Comic Relief Big Brother house, and is the star of his own television programme At Home with the Eubanks. His story is truly extraordinary.

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• ‘A cracking autobiography’ Daily Mirror

• ‘Eubank’s book is packed with eccentric detail of all three of his careers’ Daily Telegraph

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Chris Eubank exploded into the public consciousness in September 1990 with a dramatic and ferocious defeat of Nigel Benn for the WBO middleweight crown. Once crowned champion (he made 19 successful defences) his professional life accelerated into one of the most controversial and dynamic records in the history of the sport.

But his early life was so very different. Aged 15, Eubank was ejected from the last in a long line of care homes and was living on the streets. His life was a mess of shoplifting, burglary, drink and drugs from which there seemed no escape. In 1981, in a last-ditch attempt to drag himself from the abyss, he relocated to New York with his mother. Here he started boxing, aged 16, graduated from school, attended church and quit drink and drugs; within two years he had won the prestigious Spanish Golden Gloves Amateur title.

Some of the incredible experiences Chris recalls in his autobiography include: his involvement in a car crash which saw a man die, how he became Lord of the Manor of Brighton and bought the old Pier, his reaction to Michael Watson’s horrific injuries sustained in their 1992 super-middleweight contest and subsequent partial recovery, his visits to Mike Tyson in prison, his relationship with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali, his passion for his truck (the largest in Europe), and his legendary sartorial elegance and extravagance.

Chris’ life outside of boxing is even more enigmatic and compelling. His internationally-renowned persona has made him a genuine household name, crowned ‘Sportsman of the Decade’, repeated winner of several ‘Best Dressed Man’ awards and figure-head for many high profile advertising campaigns.

Followed by Louis Theroux, harassed by the media and first to be voted out of the Comic Relief Big Brother house, he is unquestionably one of the world’s most famous and engaging personalities; his story, like the man himself, is gripping and unique.

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