Trust fund kids are the worst. Can we agree on that? NO? Well read on anyway…we have plenty to disagree about!
Trust fund kids are the worst, they are! No work ethic, a sense of entitlement, and a strong belief that the world owes them something. “I was born into privilege, therefore everything must be handed to me on a silver platter. I am never wrong, and anything that doesn’t go my way is someone else’s fault”
Poorly raised trust fund kids grow up to be Donald Trump…you can make your own conclusions on whether that’s good or bad. Trust fund kids usually go into business, politics, the media etc they don’t usually choose to become professional boxers.
A boxing ring is probably the most unforgiving space on the planet. An area of land that will take every mental shortcoming, every insecurity, and doubt a man has, and will expose it for all the world to see. If you’ve been wrapped in cotton wool your whole life, born with a silver spoon shoved up your arse, and raised to believe you will inherit the earth purely because of the family you were born into, a boxing ring is a very dangerous and potentially life threatening place for you.
Not many people choose a fighters life if they don’t have to. Not many people put their bodies through 6.5 hours a day of physically gruelling training, if they don’t have to. Not many people gleefully jump over the ropes of the ring and revel in the limelight. Chris Eubank Jr isn’t many people. A rare pedigree, and a rare talent that could be on the verge of having a very special career.
If you’re not familiar with Chris Eubank Jr then here are his credentials…
You’re probably thinking “Haven’t I seen this somewhere before?” and you’d be correct, Jr is the eldest child of Eubank Sr who happened to be one of the greatest Middleweight and Super Middleweight fighters the UK has ever produced. Well then he would’ve made quite a bit of money from his career so that his son wouldn’t have to follow the same path as him right? Correct, but like I said Jr made a choice many in his position wouldn’t.
The thing is, Jr didn’t have the normal upbringing you would expect from a typical trust fund kid. This expose article reveals all in painstaking detail–>Chris Eubank Jr – Childhood Upbringing. What is evident is that Chris Eubank Jr went to the school of hard knocks, sent away and forced to fight (literally) to survive and essentially become a man. When you understand that, now his career choice doesn’t seem so crazy, and was actually pretty inevitable.
Physically he won the genetic powerball but mentally does he have what it takes? Well…
He may not have been born a street kid, but he has been raised to think and feel like one.
How good is he and how good does he want to be?
In a day and age where fighters actively swerve the biggest and best fighters in order to earn more money for less risk, its refreshing to hear a top class fighter ACTIVELY seeking the biggest and best sporting challenges available to him. In my opinion this kid is dynamite and today I’d rank him at No.3 in the middleweight division,
- Gennady Golovkin
- Daniel Jacobs
- Chris Eubank Jr
(If Canelo Alvarez still held the WBC belt then Eubank would be No.4)
If I was his promoter I’d be actively pursuing Golovkin but not in such a direct way, simply because I don’t think Jr is ready. His next 2/3 fights should be against the tier of Middleweights just below Golovkin, ironically some guys that Golovkin has already beaten. David Lemieux, Dominic Wade, Billy Joe Saunders etc. This strategy would achieve 2 things, firstly it would give Eubank Jr some time to develop and acclimatise to being at world level, for all his talent and potential, this is something he definitely needs. Secondly it would build up the potential fight with Golovkin into a bigger event. Especially if all the interim fights happened in the United States. If it was me his fight schedule should be
- Billy Joe Saunders
- David Lemieux
- Daniel Jacobs
GGG and Canelo Alvarez have supposedly agreed a fight for the autumn of 2017. This timeline is perfect. If all went to plan Jr should put himself in position to have the Daniel Jacobs fight on the undercard/co-main event of the Canelo vs Golovkin fight. This would set up an all or nothing fight between the winners; for the right to be knows as the No.1 fighter in the middleweight division.
The competitor inside of Eubank Jr fundamentally disagrees with me about waiting…
Greatness waits for no man and Eubank Jr is hell bent on chasing it right now. If you haven’t been paying attention to Chris Eubank Jr then I strongly suggest you start, because what’s about to happen next will definitely be worth watching.
Maybe not ALL trust fund kids aren’t the worst…but I think you can agree with me that Chris Eubank Jr is not your average trust fund kid.