Chris Eubank’s Son Sebastian Dies in Dubai
Sebastian had followed his father’s footsteps and become a professional boxer.
The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were “devastated” to hear of his son’s death in Dubai, where he lived.
And Chris Eubank Jnr tweeted: “Sorry I wasn’t there to watch your back like a big brother’s supposed to.”
Sebastian, the third-eldest of Eubank Snr’s children, leaves behind his wife Salma and son Raheem who was born a month ago, Eubank Snr said.
“As well as being a personal trainer and professional boxer, Sebastian was also a deep thinker who liked to challenge accepted wisdom.
“He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family. As a family we now kindly ask to be given space and privacy to celebrate his life and remember the son, the brother, the husband, the friend.”
“Can’t believe you’re really gone man but you’ll always be in my heart, mind and spirit.”
He added Sebastian would live on “through your beautiful new born son and I will treat him like my own”.
And to everyone out there reading this right now DON’T take ANY of your loved ones for granted. See them, speak to them, check up on them as much as you possibly can because you just never know if that one time will be the last time. Love you bro 🕊🕊 pic.twitter.com/bQHYUXDdQe
“Really Saddened to hear the news of the passing of Seb Eubank. Thoughts and Prayers to Chris and family,” Calzaghe said.
Sebastian’s promoters and agents, Kalle and Nisse Sauerland, described him as a “true gentleman and a sincere human being”.
Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “So saddened by the news of the passing of Seb Eubank. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
Eubank Snr, 54, held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995 and was undefeated in his first 10 years as a professional.