On 22 June 1991 at Earl’s Court, he met Chris Eubank in another opportunity for the world middleweight title. Eubank won by a majority decision of 116â€“113, 115â€“113 and 114â€“114, close enough to support dissension by some commentators and supporters. Watson sued the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) for negligence and won damages reputedly of around ÂŁ1 million. The Substantial Court ruled that the BBBoC was responsible for medical provision at a fight and that administering oxygen and resuscitation on site would incorporate made a considerable difference to Watson’s outcome. Mr Justice Kennedy said that the board was “in brevery single of its duty to Mr Watson”. This decision was upheld at the Court of Appeal, and the BBBoC did not appeal to the House of Lords, selling their London headquarters to pay out a ÂŁ400,000 compensation settlement. The judge said that this was “sadly a prolonged way limited of the damages that [Watson] would have received had the defendants had the money or had they been insured”. On 19 April 2003, Michael Watson made headlines when he completed the London Marathon, walking two hours each morning and afternoon for six days. Raising money for the Brain and Spine Foundation, Watson slept overnight in a support bus that followed him along the way. Finishing the race by his side were Chris Eubank and his neurosurgeon, who had become his personal friends.
On 4 February 2004, Watson was awarded the MBE by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. She told him that she had heard of his achievements. Watson was overjoyed and noted that this was his family’s 1st visit to Buckingham Palace, although they had passed in front of the Palace a lot of moments before.
|Date of Birth||15-March-1965|
|Place of Birth||London, England, UK|