Chris Eubank, the British boxing legend, has expressed his grief over the death of his son Sebastian, who drowned on July 9 near his Dubai house just a month after he became a parent for the first time at the age of 29.
The former boxer lamented he never imagined he would write these lines or feel the way he does now due to his son’s death. Sebastian’s death, which occurred only days before his 30th birthday, has left his family and his father heartbroken.
Sebastian was discovered dead on a beach in the United Arab Emirates, where he lived with his wife Salma and son Raheem. Sebastian was a deep thinker who wanted to challenge conventional thinking and who was “loved and respected by all,” according to Eubank.
“He leaves his wife Salma, his son Raheem born just a month ago, his mother Karron Meadows, brothers Nathanael, Chris, Jr, Joseph, one sister Emily and countless relatives and friends.” Eubank went on to say about his son on Saturday, July 10.
Sebastian grew up in Hove, England. However, he spent the last several years in Dubai, where he formed a large circle of friends and was a leader in the development of a healthier life and alternative treatments, Eubank said.
“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”, The heartbroken father added.
Sebastian, the Eubank’s third-oldest son, like his father, was a skilled boxer who competed in light-heavyweight contests and also made his MMA debut last year. Sebastian fought in two professional fights, both of which he won. From his two battles, he has an undefeated record.
After Chris Jr., cousin Harlem, and half-brother Nathanael Wilson, Sebastian became the fourth member of the renowned boxing Eubanks to enter the paid ranks.
Many people have expressed their sympathies to the Eubank family, and tributes have flooded in from all parts of boxing and sport. Chris Eubank Jr., Sebastian’s brother, paid tribute to his death on social media. “Rest easy, little brother,” the 31-year-old remarked. “I love you & you will be missed always.”
“Thinking of all the Eubank family at this time… Thoughts and Prayers are with them all”, retired cruiserweight Tony Bellew said.
‘How sad… thinking of all the family and friends of the Eubank family on their loss. #RipSebastianEubank,’ said former footballer Robbie Fowler.
Between 1990 and 1995, Chris Eubank Snr, now 54, was among the best boxers in British history, ruling as world champion for more than five years. The boxer was victorious as a professional in his first ten years, holding the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles.
In 52 fights, he won 45, including 23 by knockout, five losses, and two ties. Eubank, however, had family issues, divorcing his wife in 2005 before the most recent terrible episode involving the loss of his middle child, Sebastian.