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Chris Eubank: The Autobiography by [Eubank, Chris]
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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

From the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6969 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Willow (28 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FOOIMK2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
i can say without a shaddow of a doubt this is one of the best boxing biographies i have read and i have read them all.honest,funny,brutal real great sports book.just proves how wrong you can be about someone,genuine nice person and character leaves nigel benns biographie for dead.must read for any boxing fan.love him or lothe him this book is simply the best!!!
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A truly inspiring biography of an amazing human being and sportsman. I don't read that much and i will usually start to read a book then forget about it for ages then have to start all over again, but i just could not put this book down, i read it in 2 day's.
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The book is a good read. And at the difference from the Ben’s or Tyson book, it doesn’t dig in vain sexual scenes...

Why 3 stars? Only because this is an unfinished book. It needs being updated for the last 10 years!!!
So many things were left untold, self- defence???

This book changed our look on Eubank. We have a much positive and warm feeling about the man. The book helped us to understand the man and, watching back his fights, we can only acknowledge that he was one of the greatest. We learned to understand his life (with a truck, a monocle....!!??), his philosophy of boxing art and his moves.
Everything makes sense even his position to racism is only common sense. But from theory to practice, sometimes hurdles are difficult to jump!
He did not try to justify everything on a difficult childhood ...

Hope Eubank Jr will keep the flag (not only the yellow short) high!
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A very thoughtful and interesting book. I've read a few boxing autobiographies (Hatton, De La Hoya, Tapia) and this one is clearly unique. I'd say its one of the better boxing autobiographies.
Love him or hate him this book will show you the real Chris Eubank. I'd always thought that his persona was merely an act or a form of attention seeking, and that he was just trying to be something he was not. Now I realise that is not the case (or not entirely).
After reading this book I have increased respect for Eubank, he may not be the true genius or have achieved the level of greatness he'd clearly like but, actually he has a fair degree of wisdom and is definitely a man with principles, conviction and integrity.
This book offers far more than just a run down of his life story. And it refreshing that for a man with such an egotistical image he is actually very humble about his achievements especially being honest about how close many of his fights were and how hard the victories were.
I'm sure to some degree he may have some form of OCD of even a mild psychological condition, but this may have been what enabled him to succeed by applying his obsessively high standards to his fight preparations.
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A good read if you want to get inside Chris Eubanks head. A lot more on the outside of the ring than in it, and on the wrongs that have happened to him. A strong willed man with the exceptional dedication required to make it to the top of boxing. If you just want to read about the big fights then this is not for you.
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This is a really good autobiography and Eubank gives a thorough insight into his life and boxing career. If you're a boxing nut like me then you'll love the behind the scenes insight to some of the great fights that he was involved in. He fought the very best and, the Calzaghe fight aside, won the lot (in my opinion, obviously!). He doesn't say too much about family and there is a bizarre section where he is chased from his father's funeral in Jamaica (not too sure what all that was about). What comes across the most is Eubank's drive and solitude - perhaps the most essential traits other than natural talent necessary to make it in the fight game.
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Chris Eubank was a fine boxer and a personal favourite of mine during the Nineties.

However, the first hundred pages of his autobiography threw me because the self-styled Country Gent was a homeless thief for a large chunk of his childhood, and, in spite of the moral code he insisted he stuck to as he criss-crossed his way across the South-East with other members of his gang, comes across as a highly unlikeable and cynical individual.

The book picks up when he's forced to flee to New York and takes up boxing.

For a man who's lived such an eventful life however, and he's inadvertently disabled one man in the ring, killed another in a road traffic accident and burnt two ladies' faces off, it's not quite the captivating read it should be. It just lacks a certain magic.

Eubank's eccentricities and largesse also leave you wondering whether there are actually some underlying mental health issues at play. Still, he is a character and, for a time, he was, unquestionably, Simply The Best.
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Let's leave the boxing aside for a second. This book is a must read for everyone, any walk of life, male or female. Such a candidly open and fascinating read of the trials and tribulations we all go thorugh on a daily basis to achieve our goals and aspiarions. To know that a former World Super Middleweight Boxing champion has the same insecurites as you me and (Bob next door) is truly calming. Not to exaggerate this book in its own way works as a self help book, there is at least a couple of stories within that everyone can relate too. And the way Chris deals with each of these with honour, pride, a positive outlook and the upmost diligence is a lesson to us all. Mr Eubank I salute you.

Sandeep, Nottingham
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