VIDEO: Chris Eubank has described Conor McGregor as an 'animal' in the best possible sense 5 years ago

VIDEO: Chris Eubank has described Conor McGregor as an 'animal' in the best possible sense

Chris Eubank is always an interesting man to see interviewed.

The former world champion boxer turned up on the Late Late Show, where the topic of conversation veered to two very well known Irishmen.


Most recently he was in the jungle for 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Our of Here, but for many true boxing fans Eubank will always be known as the man who Steve Collins beat twice in the mid 1990s to win, and then retain, the WBO super-middleweight championship belt.

Eubank told a startled Ryan Tubridy that he could not believe he had been beaten twice by Collins, but felt the reason the Dubliner was able to overcome him for one reason alone.

"In my view I still don't know how he was able to beat me. The second fight, he never had my pizazz, my ability, my punching power, he never had anything like that.

"But he had the Irish spirit, something which is very hard to beat."

Naturally the chat then turned to Conor McGregor, and Tubridy asked Eubank what he thought of the Irish UFC champion.

McGregor has previously been praised for his boxing skill by Barry McGuigan among others, but Eubank doesn't think any contest between both men would be a fair fight as he paid the Dubliner a supreme compliment in his ability.

"He would beat me of course. I mean, it's Conor McGregor, it's ridiculous, the man is an animal,I'm a gentleman. He just took out the number two contender in the world in thirty seconds. I wouldn't want to mess around with that. A lot of people think I'm a brute, can't you see and hear that I'm not."