As Jimmy Lennon Junior’s voice filled the night air; his familiar timbre validating the announcement for British and American observers, an expression of relief stretched across the face of Chris Eubank Junior. It proved contagious.
It afforded the famous father’s son, albeit fleetingly, a moment of joy he could not contain and a connection with his audience. One he too often keeps at the end of a persona that is either inherited or derived from the one his father adopted as the antithesis of those he pursued.
Lifted high in to the air by Chris Eubank Senior, a man of increasingly indiscernible age but ever more telling and pointed insight, Eubank Junior soon returned to his customary brooding demeanour.
He would be wise to permit such of the good will extended to his father, and vicariously, to him to permeate his outlook. It may be difference when those fights in the future are closer than this proved to be. Continue reading “Eubank Junior succeeds and stays in the game”