Attorney trainee, 25, praises ‘gentlemen’ Chris Eubank and David Haye for coming to her rescue when she was hit by a Mercedes while BOTH boxing champions happened to pass by
- Armandine Pohecoula, 25, was hit by the car on Albert Embankment, London
- Eubank, 54, and Haye, 39, both happened to be around
- Ms Pohecoula said they were an absolute gentleman and did not hesitate to help
- Eubank downplayed any suggestion of heroism, saying he was fulfilling civic duty
A trainee lawyer praised “Messrs” Chris Eubank and David Haye for coming to her rescue when she was hit by a Mercedes.
Armandine Pohecoula, 25, was hit by the car on the Albert Embankment on her way home to South London on Tuesday as the two champion boxers rushed to her rescue.
Eubank, 54, and Haye, 39, had not been together and it was pure coincidence that the two titans were ready to wait with the young woman for an ambulance to arrive.
Mrs. Pohecoula spoke from home The sun: ‘When I fell on the road, someone came by to help, I didn’t know who he was. He kept asking “are you ok, are you?”
Armandine Pohecoula, 25, (left) was hit by the car on the Albert Embankment on her way home to South London on Tuesday when the two champion boxers came to her rescue (Eubank by her side, right)
The boxers waited for the woman to be reached by ambulance teams who had brought them down
After about ten minutes, someone leaned over and said he was famous. I now clearly realize that that man was Chris Eubank.
‘I was in a lot of pain, but he kept telling me help was coming. He held my hand and stayed with me for about twenty minutes.
Then David came and asked if everything was okay and if I was okay. It was all a bit blurry. ‘
Mrs. Pohecoula said she was quite bruised on her arms and legs, but was otherwise fine.
She added: ‘I want to thank them both for being gentlemen. Many people passed by, but they did not hesitate to help. ‘
Eubank downplayed any suggestion that he was a hero – insisting that he had just fulfilled his civic duty, along with his friend Haye.
Collaboration: David Haye and Chris Eubank were both on site to help the injured woman
Eubank told The Sun that he had heard a bang and that he was the first to get there and comfort Mrs. Pohecoula on the floor.
Shortly afterward, Haye appeared and asked, “Can I help too?”
Haye said he had walked from his hotel south of the river to a meeting in Soho when he noticed the commotion.
The former heavyweight champion added that at least Eubank had it all under control, ‘after all, he’s a sheriff,’ Haye said.
Indeed, Eubank is a city marshal in Opelousas, Louisiana, and has the right to arrest people.
It is not clear whether the police are investigating the incident.