Chris Eubank Jr Talks To RWD About The Pressure Of Being A UK Boxer And His Ideal Intro Music At TheGamescom 2015 receiving exclusive hand on gaming of upcoming title, Destiny: The Taken King’…
One of the most exciting boxers in the world and a legacy at that, we caught up with Chris Eubank Jr at Gamescom 2015 receiving exclusive hand on gaming of upcoming title, Destiny: The Taken King...
Whilst he and a handful of other celebrities and Sportsmen enjoyed the Gamescon 2015 receiving exclusive hand on gaming of upcoming title, Destiny: The Taken King. We managed to get some questions in to the prodigal son of Boxing and biological son to the legendary Chris Eubank. Snr.
As well as insight into this own gaming habits, we also asked Eubank about the pressures of being a British Sports star and the current climate of global boxing as well as some more personal insights into the recent praise from his father’s professional nemesis Nigel Benn, his ideal Ring Intro music and his aims for 2015.
Q: Are you more into the sport games or do you like the escapism of fantasy games like Destiny?
A: I’m into all types of games but if I could only pick one type of game to play, it would have to be first person shooters.
Q: Now that the dust has settles on the huge Pac – May fight, what did you make of what was meant to be the fight of the century?
A: The fight panned out exactly how I thought it would with Mayweather winning on points (which I predicted in interviews before the fight happened) it was definitely not the ‘fight of the century’ but I was fortunate to watch it live inside the MGM and it was a great event, great atmosphere and great for boxing.
Q: Was that the last hurrah from that generation of boxing greats? Should we prepare ourselves for a wave of new boxers and forget the Pac’s and May’s?
A: They won’t ever be forgotten but it is a now a new era of fighters, including myself. We are on the rise and we will inevitably and eventually take over, that’s just how boxing is and will always be. It’s a young man’s sport after all.
Q: English Boxing is currently the driving force behind the sport, does this add an extra pressure to you?
A: Yes but I thrive under pressure – bring it on!
Q: Can you see the Boxing World returning to the Box Office hay-day of your father?
A: That is most definitely the goal, to bring back exciting, action-packed fights to the fans just like my father did, and there’s more than enough talent out there to do it.
Q: Does it motivate you to have your father’s old ring-nemesis Nigel Benn singing your praises recently?
A: This is the first I’ve heard of that. Nigel Benn was an awesome fighter and if he has good things to say about me, I can’t be anything else but pleased.
Q: Which active boxer excites you at the moment?
A: Me, Myself & I. These are the most exciting boxers I know of at the moment. If I take my eyes off myself, I would be potentially losing focus. My eyes are firmly on my goal and I will not spend time focusing on others. That is not how the game is won.
Q: What music are you listening to at the moment?
A: I listen to different things but at heart I’m a hip-hop head.
Q: What Music do you listen to whilst you train, to get you amped up?
A: Rap psyches me up.
Q: If you could have any artist escort you to the ring, performing your intro music, who would it be and what song would it be?
A: Snoop Dog and Doctor Dre performing Still Dre
Q: Who is your favourite musical artist of all time?
A: Michael Jackson is an absolute legend.
Q: Are you big into Computer games?
A: Yes I definitely am. I have the Xbox 360, Xbox one, ps3, ps4 and Nintendo Wii U.
Q: If you weren’t a Boxer, what would you want to be?
A: Successful – in whichever field I was in.
Q: What do you get up to socially, away from Boxing?
A: Travel, spend time with friends and family, eat out a lot, movies, video games, workout (yes, I even work out in my spare time) and generally just have fun doing whatever I feel in the mood for at the time.
Q: Do you think that with yourself, Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua, British Boxing has the strongest stable of boxers on the planet at the moment?
A: Yes, I do. We don’t have the quantity of fighters that America has but we definitely have the quality.
Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 12 months?
A: Holding multiple world championship belts and fending off anyone who tries to step in the ring to take them from me.
Chris Eubank. Jr. was speaking at Gamescom ahead of the launch of Destiny: The Taken King that is available on all major platforms on 15th September 2015. Find out more information at www.destinythegame.com