Former world champion boxer Chris Eubank is back up to his old tricks. Not in the ring, but in taking his £370,000 Rolls Royce to the same Coventry car washer for the THIRD TIME this year – and this time was the best one yet (for him, certainly).
Foleshill-based Eugen Tudose took yet another call from his most famous client today (April 1). It proved to be third time lucky for Eubank – and not just because Eugen was able to waggle his work schedule to comply with the former middleweight champ’s tight turnaround.
“This time we did it free of charge for him,” Eugen, 27, said. “We treated him because he has done so much for the business. He’s brought us a lot of publicity which has really helped.
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“He said that was a very nice gesture which he really appreciated. He said he would call me back very soon because we do a brilliant job and he likes to keep his car clean!”
Eugen, who set up portable cleaning business TDM Mobile Car Wash in July last year, had to reshuffle his diary to fit Eubank in. It meant moving a job for a regular. And rather than kick up a fuss, the punter was all too happy to concede ground when he realised who it was.
“One of my regulars had booked in for 9am so I had to move him to later in the day,” Eugen said. “When I told him the reason why he said he didn’t mind.
“He said he wanted pictures as proof and I said ‘no problem!’ I managed to get both jobs done by midday so we managed to do everyone in time.”
Most people would be forgiven for feeling a little starstruck. But Eugen is no longer taken aback when he hears Eubank’s instantly-recognisable tones on the other end of the line.
Eugen first cleaned Eubank’s roller, which sports his famous ‘1 KO’ plate, on January 4. The 55-year-old, perhaps best known for his epic 1990s battles with Nigel Benn, then followed up with a second visit only nine days later.
Eubank, whose son Chris Eubank Jnr is aiming to emulate his dad by becoming a middleweight world champion, has form when it comes to repeat custom. He popped into a Solihull curry house in January to say thank you after ordering from the venue five days in a row.
He has been seen repeatedly in the area in recent weeks – and every time, locals rave about him. Each time, locals say he has been happy to speak – and they’ve praised him for being so down to earth.
He was seen at the Toby Jug pub in Solihull on March 18 – and was happy to stop for pictures.
Five days earlier, he was seen at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull and stopped to let fans take photos.
He was spotted in a Kenilworth curry house just weeks ago. Eubank took a trip to Indian Edge and ordered ‘a mixed meat starter’ as well as ‘a traditional dessert’ and gushed that the ‘food and service was amazing.’ It remains unclear why he keeps popping up locally – but he’s become one of us now.
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