Harlem Eubank had 33 bouts as an amateur with 22 wins, including success in the Haringley Box Cup. By Jordan Seward For Mailonline He wanted to walk his own path and something else had captured his attention.
My mum shouted to him: "Chris, Harlem has just won his second British championship." "Harlem is a very slick fighter, good foot movement, good speed, one of those all-round fighters - he's good at everything," said Eubank Jr. "His only weakness is his inexperience but he will learn and it will get better of course. The fights he was involved in and the success that he had, the charisma and just the energy. He talks about the sport as an art form, and stresses the importance of being dedicated to the craft.
NXTGEN: Harlem Eubank will bring excitement on this Friday's .... His first pro fight he got a first-round knockout, so he's a chip off the old block. No congratulations or anything. There is something different about him. 5. 'Ryan Burnett, Josh Kelly, Joe Joyce,' he reels off. 'At the same time, I think it's unwise to say I'm going to be this and that, it's a process and only time will tell. 'I think hearing that as a kid, some would be upset by that, but I can remember thinking at the time that I liked it. The intense family rivalry between the Eubanks and Benns stems back to the two brutal fights between Chris Snr and Nigel back in the early 90s. Harlem is only in the embryonic stages of his career, which started when he gave up football at Brighton, He is a sprightly character, at odds with others in his family, and has an old head on his shoulders for someone who is only 25. It's been good for me, because these things don't happen overnight. The work we are putting in and what we want to achieve is more for us as individuals and now we just see it as this is what we are here to do. And whatever happens, happens. Harlem Eubank is a "chip off the old block" and will guarantee excitement in his second professional fight, says cousin Chris Eubank Jr.
'Michael Conlan, Lucien Reid, there's so many good fighters in the gym. Eubank vs Benn.”, Harlem quoted the tweet and added: “Happily. I was a late comer into boxing so I'm still learning. It was hard schooling.'. My mum shouted to him: "Chris, Harlem has just won his second British championship." We are no longer accepting comments on this article. There are some other great coaches in the gym as well, coaches that are newer to boxing but at the same time they want to learn at the same intensity as us fighters do so it's an atmosphere where everyone is looking to be the best version of themselves and we all bounce off that. Harlem Eubank vs Michael Green HD (Including Post Fight Interview .... Harlem Eubank vs Michael Green HD (Including Post Fight Interview). Harlem squints as he tries to access the deeper corners of his mind but admits he was too young to remember Eubank Snr's glory days. It was all eyes on him. I would be happy with a little bit of land, growing crops. Within a couple of years he went from a kid – who'd only ever watched karate on TV – wondering into the dojo off the streets to a two-time British champion. I'm not really bothered by things like that. Harlem squints as he tries to access the deeper corners of his mind but admits he was too young to remember Eubank Snr's glory days. I am learning so much by being around these guys.
I'm not chasing this fight to try and make a name for myself or anything. There's a lot more I need to learn. I’ve just been jumping in at the deep end and learning every fight but the pros is always what I had in the back of my head from the very beginning. Because I loved Bruce Lee, man. Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998. Like it's our duty to fight. There are plans to push Harlem on later this year, but one name – which is so synonymous with his, they are often mentioned in the same breath - is top of his agenda. When asked if he is even the tiniest bit envious of some of the cars in his cousin's garage, he laughs and says: 'No not at all. I know I will pick up those lessons along the way.'. 'But I think the past doesn't matter, we are two different people and this would be like a new story. “The amateurs has never really suited my style. For someone who is still only 25, he has an old head on young shoulders. 'He had a great career but we aren't in competition.
Eubank was born in Hove, East Sussex, the son of Chris Eubank and Karron Suzanne Stephen-Martin.
It's been instilled in all of us really that nothing is ever enough.
Luckily for me, I have been able to learn the craft away from all that sort of stuff. Before he got into boxing Harlem won two British karate championships as a youngster, but then followed his family's path, His uncle, Chris Eubank Snr, was a two-weight world champion and a household name during his illustrious career, His cousin, Chris Jnr, has also had an impressive career to date despite the pressure he's had to face being Chris's son. Down in the subterranean world of the Brighton and Hove boxing gym, sheltered from the glare of the mid-afternoon sun, Harlem Eubank grins with a cheeky glint as he casts his mind back to a defining moment in his life. I just loved the philosophy from a young age. 'I have a really good relationship with Adam (Booth), we just gel. I got back into boxing and the rest is history. There are plans to push Harlem on later this year, but one name – which is so synonymous with his, they are often mentioned in the same breath - is top of his agenda.
We are a tight-knit family. Harlem's father, Simon, and his twin brother, Peter, were boxers too, so fighting is bred in the bone. It was all eyes on him. 'I spent four years with them, I was boxing when I first joined as well but when my coach found out, because it was elite level, I had to choose one or the other. 'But I think the past doesn't matter, we are two different people and this would be like a new story. I want to go all the way. I think at first, maybe I was fighting to win my uncle's approval. He was the first to step into boxing since Senior. That's life. I remember always getting kung fu outfits made for me for my birthday.
Eubank, nephew of Chris Sr, wants to face Benn, who is the son of Nigel, … When asked if he is even the tiniest bit envious of some of the cars in his cousin's garage, he laughs and says: 'No not at all.
There was an innate attraction to boxing, but initially Harlem ignored it. - HARLEM EUBANKINTERVIEW BY KUGAN CASSIUS▶ FOLLOW IFL TV FOR DAILY EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:▶ FACEBOOK - http://facebook.com/ifltv▶ TWITTER - http://twitter.com/ifltv▶ INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/ifltvboxingDon’t miss the action – tune into BoxNation, Sky Sports and BT Sports and watch the fights live. 'Ryan Burnett, Josh Kelly, Joe Joyce,' he reels off. "I am going to try and make it," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports. 'As soon as I got into the sport, I just ran with it. Images tagged with #nigelbenn on instagram. Within a couple of years he went from a kid – who'd only ever watched karate on TV – wondering into the dojo off the streets to a two-time British champion. There was an innate attraction to boxing, but initially Harlem ignored it. He commutes from Brighton to Booth's gym in Redhill five days a week and is part of an immensely talented stable there. I remember always getting kung fu outfits made for me for my birthday. It was almost surreal to know that that was my uncle.'. I can live a simple life. Eubank stopped Benn in an enthralling encounter the first time round before the pair went to war again three years later, which ended in a split-decision draw. Reece Bellotti tops another bill of exciting talent this Friday on Sky Sports. 'I just got bored with it,' he says. He was 12, and at this stage had little desire to follow in the footsteps of his two-weight world champion uncle Chris into the hardest game. He is stone cold in everything he does and things like criticism or praise don't affect him. Harlem Eubank, Chris Jr's cousin, back in action this Friday night .... harlem1. You just go to what you know and towards people you gel with. He was 12, and at this stage had little desire to follow in the footsteps of his two-weight world champion uncle Chris into the hardest game.
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