Chris Eubank’s entrances had been eagerly anticipated spectacles at any time when he fought.
All the time the showman, Eubank would emerge in dramatic trend to Tina Turner’s Merely The Greatest and strut to the ring earlier than vaulting the ropes to tackle his opponent.
The track grew to become synonymous with the eccentric warrior’s profession, however he has now instructed talkSPORT he by no means needed it to start with.
Eubank appeared on Combat Of My Life on talkSPORT, which airs this Sunday at 9:30pm, and instructed the story of how the anthem took place.
“Let me simply return to that track – Tina Turner’s Merely The Greatest,” Eubank started.
“Let me simply clarify, Merely The Greatest was a gimmick.
“As Barry Hearn stated to me, ‘Everyone wants a gimmick.’
“However when he stated this to me after I was 23 years outdated, once we had put collectively this short-term contract of three fights, he stated, ‘You’ll want a gimmick, so what track would you like?’
“And I stated, ‘I don’t want a gimmick, I’m not focused on songs.’
“He went on and tried to encourage me to truly choose a track.
“I stated, ‘I actually am not focused on that, I can combat.’
“He went away and his spouse, Susan Hearn, picked Tina Turner’s Merely The Greatest.
“It had nothing to do with me.”
Eubank would go on to make use of the track for all of his fights from the second he signed with Hearn by to the top of his profession.
His ultimate two fights noticed him rise as much as cruiserweight and problem Carl Thompson for the WBO title.
The primary of those battles is the one Eubank surprisingly chosen to speak about as his Combat Of My Life, over the well-known battles with Nigel Benn.
Take heed to Combat Of My Life on talkSPORT on Sunday 7 March at 9.30pm and obtain earlier editions right here.