Wishing Chris L. Eubank Sr. a Happy 49th Birthday

Chris Eubank - As former European WBO legend Chris 'Simply the Best' Eubank celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday, I look back on the glittering career of the self-styled monocle man.

As former European WBO legend Chris ‘Simply the Best’ Eubank celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday, I look back on the glittering career of the self-styled monocle man.

Eubank turned professional in New York City as a teenager, making his debut in Atlantic City in 1985 following a 26-fight amateur career that included a local win over standout US international star Dennis Milton. Born and bred in London, he had relocated to NYC’s Bronx to start boxing at 16 and really came into his own.

After four quick-fire four-round points wins, Eubank built his reputation in Gleasons Gym and Bronxchester BC, with the late Johnny Bos watching many a sparring session of the young upstart and attempting to sign him.

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