Chris Eubank pays tribute to his 'loving son' Sebastian after funeral

Chris Eubank pays tribute to his 'loving son' Sebastian after funeral
Chris Eubank pays tribute to his 'loving son' Sebastian after funeral

Chris Eubank today paid tribute to his son boxer son Sebastian after the family held a funeral for him in Dubai following his death aged 29 from a heart attack.

Sebastian, who was the third eldest of Eubank's five children and a light-heavyweight boxer, is believed to have drowned off a beach in the city while swimming.

And Eubank said today that Sebastian, who was found dead just one month after becoming a father, 'left a legacy that his son will be proud of'.

The 54-year-old boxing legend added that the family were 'overwhelmed and profoundly grateful for the love and support we continue to receive'.

Sebastian, who also went by the name Alka Lion, lived in Dubai with his wife Salma and newborn son Raheem, and worked as a personal trainer.

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Sebastian Eubank is pictured a light heavyweight bout at Manchester Arena in February 2018

Sebastian Eubank is pictured a light heavyweight bout at Manchester Arena in February 2018 

Sebastian Eubank (left) with his father Chris Eubank (right) at an NFL event in London in 2012

Sebastian Eubank (left) with his father Chris Eubank (right) at an NFL event in London in 2012

He had fought in two professional fights in his career in 2016 and 2017, winning both.

Today, speaking on behalf of the whole family, Eubank said: 'We have said goodbye to a loving son, brother, father and devoted husband Sebastian Eubank.

'Sebastian left a legacy that his son will be proud of': Statement by Chris Eubank 

'We have said goodbye to a loving son, brother, father and devoted husband Sebastian Eubank. 

'He was laid to rest in Dubai after dying from a heart attack on the beach he loved so much.

'We are overwhelmed and profoundly grateful for the love and support we continue to receive. We all take strength that Sebastian left a legacy that his son will be proud of.

''My family and I would like to thank the Dubai Police again for making the burial a swift and smooth process during such an unbearable day.'

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'He was laid to rest in Dubai after dying from a heart attack on the beach he loved so much.

'We are overwhelmed and profoundly grateful for the love and support we continue to receive. We all take strength that Sebastian left a legacy that his son will be proud of.

''My family and I would like to thank the Dubai Police again for making the burial a swift and smooth process during such an unbearable day.'

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are currently on the UK's 'red list', meaning anyone returning to Britain from there must pay to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days. 

It comes as the Eubank family are all now set to go for medical check-ups amid fears that Christopher's heart defect is hereditary, according to The Sun.

A source told the newspaper: 'The family are in mourning. But amid the raw grief they are aware of the health issues.

'It is responsible for their loved ones

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