Tragedy as boxing legend Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian drowns at his home in Dubai just a week before his 30th birthday
- Sebastian Eubank was a boxer like his father and won his two professional bouts
- He was the third eldest of Chris’s five children and was father to a one-month-old
- He grew up in Hove before moving to the US as a teenager and later to Dubai
- Chris Snr paid tribute to the ‘deep thinker’ who was ‘loved and respected by all’
Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has drowned at his home in Dubai just days before his 30th birthday.
Sebastian, the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, was a boxer like his father and fought in light-heavyweight bouts.
The father-of-one, who went by the name of the Alka Lion, fought in two professional fights, winning both.
Chris Sr said: ‘Never did I ever imagine I would write these words or experience the feeling I now have at the loss of my son. My family and I are devastated to hear of the death of Sebastian just days before what would have been his 30th birthday.
‘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.
‘Sebastian grew up in Hove in England but in the last few years made his life in Dubai where he had a wide circle of friends and was a leader in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle and of alternative therapies.
‘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.’
Sebastian’s mother Karron Meadows added: ‘Our whole family is grieving at the huge loss of our son and brother, Sebastian. Please respect our grief and privacy while we try to comprehend our loss.’
Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has died in Dubai aged just 29, just days before his 30th birthday
Sebastian (far right), the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, was a boxer like his father and fought in light-heavyweight bouts. From left to right: Chris Jr, Chris Snr, Nathanael and Sebastian
Sebastian leaves behind his wife Salma (pictured together) and his son Raheem born just a month ago
He beat Polish fighter Kamil Kulczyk on his debut in February 2018 on the undercard of his older brother Chris Jr’s clash with George Groves.
Sebastian was the fourth member of the famous fighting family to enter the paid ranks of boxing – following Chris Jr, cousin Harlem and half-brother Nathanael Wilson.
Sebastian was one of four children born from Eubank’s first marriage to Karron, while his eldest son Nathanial was born from a previous relationship.
As teenagers, Sebastian and Chris Jr were the subject of a custody row after they were sent to the US to live with a guardian named Irene Hutton.
Sebastian (pictured with his father) was one of four children born from Eubank’s first marriage to Karron, while his eldest son Nathanial was born from a previous relationship
Sebastian (left, alongside his father and Chris Jr) was the fourth member of the famous fighting family to enter the paid ranks of boxing
The move was intended to give them dual citizenship to enhance their future sporting careers.
But after the arrangement was leaked, Karron Eubank, who divorced Chris in 2005, fought for them to return to the UK, which Miss Hutton said ‘wrecked her life’.
Miss Hutton met Eubank Snr in a Paris hotel in January 2006 where they struck up a friendship and later agreed the two boys would move in with her in Las Vegas.
In November that year Eubank and his ex-wife Karron signed legal papers handing over guardianship of the boys. They stipulated that it be kept secret.
As teenagers, Sebastian and Chris Jr were the subject of a custody row after they were sent to the US to live with a guardian named Irene Hutton
But after two years, the situation unravelled when Miss Hutton spoke out about the Eubanks’ apparent lack of concern for their sons.
She claimed the boys had started to misbehave and said the Eubanks did not send her enough money to look after them.
The brothers then flew back to the UK where they remained, but Miss Hutton claims they were ‘snatched’ from her.