One Night in Millstreet review – vivid look back to mighty Collins-Eubank rumble

02 April 2024 12:00
Steve Collins and Chris Eubank recall their 1995 super-middleweight world title clash, and its odd details, with intelligence and honestyHere is a boxing documentary that is a cut above the usual back-slapping nostalgia – largely down to the canny, vivid presences of its two central figures, Steve Collins and Chris Eubank. Collins, of course, was the Irish fighter who psyched out a hitherto-dominant Eubank in their super-middleweight world title fight in 1995 to pull off a major shock – though possibly less of a shock than it might have been made out, as Collins was already a world title holder at middleweight.Both Collins and Eubank come across well: intelligent, honest and able to comment with the benefit of perspective on what they brought to the encounter. Eubank, particularly, has retained his dignity in defeat – even if the archive shots of him preparing for the ring walk astride an idling motorbike as Tina Turner’s The Best blares over the PA look genuinely absurd. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian