Boxing legend Steve Collins visiting British troops

Irish boxing legend Steve Collins has visited troops of the Queen's Royal Hussars in Germany.

The 'Celtic Warrior', who starred in the film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' as a boxing gym bouncer after his own professional career, gave a leadership speech.

Boxing legend Steve Collins visiting British troops

He answered questions from the regiment and provided inspiration ahead of its upcoming inter-unit boxing competition.

It comes after the most successful Irish boxer in professional boxing history paid a visit last month to 26th Regiment Royal Artillery for its inter-battery boxing night.

Boxing legend Steve Collins visiting British troops

It gave the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion the chance to watch some high-quality bouts between British Army boxers.

Known for beating a previously undefeated Chris Eubank twice, as well as his fierce rival Nigel Benn, he's made a cameo appearance in U2's "Sweetest Thing" music video, as well as starring on the silver screen since retiring from boxing in 1997.

Boxing legend Steve Collins visiting British troops

He also told the Irish Independent in June that he'd joined the 4th Regiment Royal Military Police in London as a reservist, having lived in the city for the past 20 years.

But he could still, unbelievably, make a comeback to the ring yet.

Boxing legend Steve Collins visiting British troops

The only Irish fighter in history to hold world titles at two different weights told talkSPORT in October that he had been issued a professional boxing licence.

The move was made with a view to renewing his rivalry with Benn once again, with both men now aged 53.

Imagery courtesy of Mr Dominic King/Army Press Office Germany.

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