Boxing hero Chris Eubank broke down in tears as he relived the moment he nearly killed Michael Watson in the ring.
The pair come face-to-face on Life Stories with Piers Morgan tonight to discuss their 1991 clash.
Michael’s career was cut short after an uppercut from his rival caused him to hit his head against the ropes.
He spent 40 days in a coma and had six operations to remove a blood clot, leaving him with brain damage and partially paralysed.
Chris, 54, sobbed as he told Michael, 55, on the ITV show: “I don’t really know whether I can even still make sense of what happened.
“You know, him having to go through what he’s gone through and to still be here. I can’t tell you how sorry…
“I can’t tell you how sorry. It’s the only thing I regret in my career.”
Michael, from London, replied: “Let’s move on Chris, it’s all right, it’s OK bruv. Let’s move on in life.
“Peace and love. I love you Chris. It’s all in the past, let’s move on in life Chris. We’re here together.
“I love you Chris. We are born warriors, we are real.”
Eubank, who lives in Hove, Sussex, admitted their brutal bout changed boxing forever and saved lives in the long term.
There was no ambulance or doctor on the night of the fight and it was several minutes before Watson received medical treatment.
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The safety is much improved now. Rules include ensuring promoters have specialist medics at ringside.
Eubank said: “Many, many fighters have survived and are able-bodied because of what happened that night to Michael.”
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories airs at 9pm tonight on ITV.
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