South Yorkshire manager and trainer Dave Coldwell has accused outspoken former world champion Chris Eubank of being “tapped.”
Eubank Snr had bragged about his own ring achievements in a press conference ahead of his son’s fight with Tom Doran, who is mentored by Rotherham-based
Eubank belittled Coldwell’s own ring career, boasting he himself had won the world title 19 times and his rival could not compare or pass on what he had to his son. That and other personal remarks sparked bitter exchanges.
Later Coldwell said: “He talks so much s***, he’s unreal. He couldn’t help make it all about him, again.
“He’s tapped. This was him wanting to make about himself and boosting his ego.
“He wants to make people think he is superior to everybody else, it shouldn’t be like that, there are so many things in his life he has screwed up.”
Sheffield-born Coldwell said he had two world champions in his gym, Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell and Liverpool’s Tony Bellew, while Eubank had his son, who had yet to get anywhere near that level.
Coldwell was supported by boxer Billy Joe Saunders who tweeted: “I have spoken to @davidcoldwell lots of times top man in our game; helps others, top Trainer
1 of the best. @ChrisEubank disrespectful p****.”
Bellew added Coldwell: “made me a European Champion and a world champion inside 12 months! Couldn’t of done it without him! Fact”
Fighter Charlie Edwards added: “Don’t worry about what he said ignore it your flying at the minute mate and have came a long way!”
Doran and Eubank Jr dispute the British middleweight title on Saturday.