Ringside: Michael Watson looks at his incredible and emotional battles

Last Updated: 28/08/14 7:55pm

The one and only Michael Watson is this week's star on Ringside Special.

We have recently looked back with Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, so who else could we turn to other than the third of a tremendous trio of middleweight fighters from these shores.

They all fought and they all hit the headlines for good and bad reasons back in the days when boxing gripped the nation.

Sadly the biggest story of all was what happened to Watson when he took on Eubank the first time they stepped up to super-middleweight.

Watson's remarkable recovery will be a big talking point but there is always far more to find out about this week's guest.

Here's a few pointers as to what you can expect from Watson...

THE BEGINNING - He took on Nigel Benn and Mike McCallum for world titles without luck but he also looks back at his early days when he didn't have it all his own way.

THE FIGHT - Fight night with Eubank not only changed his life, it re-shaped the way boxing looked after its fighters and Watson is still honest and open when he recounts that night.

THE RECOVERY - So just how did he get through it all to get back to where he is these days? The London Marathon and suing the board were just two more battles he had to win. And did.

THE MODERN ERA - Watson did not walk away from the sport so we ask him about today's fighters and just how they will get on back in his heyday. How would Carl Froch and James DeGale get on? Find out...

Tune into Ringside Special - Michael Watson from 6pm, Thursday on Sky Sports 1 HD (Channel 402).

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