Chris Eubank Jr. has only been knocked out ONCE – and it wasn’t in a boxing ring


Chris Eubank Jr. has lifted the lid on his one and only lifetime knockout ahead of his forthcoming clash with George Groves.

Favored to defeat Groves and advance to the World Boxing Super Series final, Eubank was asked if he’d ever been knocked out cold during his career.

His response was a predictable one.

“The only time I’ve ever been knocked out in my entire life was in a rugby game when I was about 13,” Eubank told ESPN.

“I used to play on the wing. The opposing winger has the ball in his hand and he’s running full speed at me.

“I go down to tackle him and he jumps up and his knee hits my temple. That switched me off for about half a second, so I’ve gone out and hit the ground. I didn’t even feel myself hit the ground.

“I woke back up about a second later and I’m looking around and everyone’s clapping, ‘ah great tackle Chris’, so I had actually tackled him while I was out.

“I got up and one of my eyes was all fuzzy so even that, a guy flying knee in the temple, I was only out for a second and by then I had got back up after a second got back up on my feet and running around on the pitch again.

“I had a hell of a headache the next day but I have a solid chin. It doesn’t need to be tested. It’s been tested throughout my life and it always gets grade A results,” he added.

Attempting to add the WBA title to his IBO version, Eubank is aiming to prove he’s the real deal on the back of impressive wins over Arthur Abraham and Avni Yildirim.

A place in this summer’s WBSS showpiece awaits should Eubank follow through with the bookmakers’ prediction, where the Brighton man stands to face Callum Smith or Juergen Braehmer for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.