“WHO does stuff like this?” an excitable Chris Eubank cries with his arms aloft.
Dressed in tight leggings, expensive trainers that look like they’re on their maiden outing, and an equally plush running jacket, the former two-weight world champion is gushing with joy as he watches his son pound sparring partner Tariq Quaddus inside Hove’s boxing gym.
Chris Eubank Jnr is certainly impressive. The 25-year-old hurls an array of arcing blows into Quaddus, sways beneath counters and pounds left hooks into the body. At no point during the high-tempo six-round session does the super-fit Junior breathe through his mouth. The impact of each punch echoes around the gym and his father smiles and winces at the same time. He briefly looks away from the ring, and nods “I told you so” to the cluster of media watching the open workout at the seafront laboratory.