CHRIS EUBANK vs STEVE COLLINS I: Steve Collins defeated the previously unbeaten long-reigning champion Chris Eubank in Green Glens, Millstreet, on 18th March 1995 to win the WBO super-middleweight title.
Collins had enlisted the help of well known guru Tony Quinn, and they led the press to believe that Collins would be hypnotised for the fight. True to form, Collins sat in his corner and did not move, listening to headphones during Eubanks’ ring entrance.
With Eubank knocked down in the 8th, and Collins in the 10th, it went to the judges to decide after 12 competitive rounds.
Top of the World (TheStar.ie – 18th March 2015)
On this day in 1995 Steve Collins beat Chris Eubank in an epic encounter in Millstreet – Independent.ie
Boxing Great Steve Collins Recalls Dethroning Chris Eubank on the Bout’s 20th Anniversary – fightland.vice.com
FOR some it is the greatest moment in Irish sport. For those there at The Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, it is certainly the best sporting atmosphere they have experienced – Irish-Boxing.com
The interview after the fight:
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The video can also be viewed here (in five parts):
WBO Middleweight Title Fight in Millstreet on 18th March 1995