Chris was one of the most popular fighters of his generation, with historic battles against the likes of Nigel Benn twice and against Michael Watson on two occasions as well.
The first fight with Watson saw Eubank take it narrowly on points but the contest was seen as so close that there was dissension by both fans in the crowd and commentators on the night.
In the second fight, Watson performed much better and was up on the scorecards after 11 rounds. He put Eubank down hard with an overhand right only for Eubank to rise and administer a knockout uppercut of his own.
Though many have said the fight with Benn looked more bruising, Eubank claimed otherwise speaking to Simon Jordan on Up Front when asked about his toughest fight.
“Michael Watson, most certainly. Michael Watson hasn’t made any money over all these years. He beat Nigel, he beat him. Look at the world and how we play lip service.
“Michael was and is now the people’s champion. Let’s give back. Let’s do something for Michael, let’s turn up, because whatever Nigel put me through doesn’t compare to what Michael Watson put me through.”
He went on to claim he won only a fraction of that fight and found the rest of the contest more gruelling than any other.
“I only won one minute of that fight irrespective of what people say because they’re not feeling it. I’m an actor. So when I’m hit hard and it’s crippling, my job is to not show the pain. But let me tell you, I was within inches of death that night.”
Watson continues to inspire sports fans worldwide with his recovery. He has completed the London Marathon and earned an MBE for services to disability sport.