Christopher Livingstone Eubank is a former British boxer who was active from 1985 to 1998. Between 1990 and 1995, he carried the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles.
Chris has also been ranked as the third-best British super-middleweight boxer of all time by BoxRec.
During his first ten years in the ring as a professional, he remained undefeated and was the world champion for more than five years. He even remained undefeated in the middleweight category.
Eubank was born on August 8, 1966, in London. However, he spent the first six years of his life in Jamaica.
After returning to England, he moved to Stoke, Dalston, Hackney, and then Peckham. But he was living in an impoverished environment all this while.
Finally, when he was 16 years old, he moved to New York looking for a fresh start. Here, he fought his addictions to drugs, alcohol, and shoplifting.
He started to attend school and church regularly.
In his spare time, he would train the Jerome Boxing Club on Westchester Avenue where his career truly began.
How much is Eubank worth?
His professional career began at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino on his 19th birthday.
By the time he retired, he had acquired 45 wins, 23 KOs, 5 losses, and 2 draws.
As of 2021, Eubank is worth around $500,000. He was known for his lavish lifestyle and being eccentric.
Life beyond boxing
While Eubank was often criticised in various tabloids, he won the award for Britain’s Best Dressed Man in 1991 and 1993.
He loved to collect automobiles. His collection included a customized Harley Davidson and an American Peterbilt 379 truck cab. There was a time when he had the only Hummer in Britain.
Eubank also had a brief stint in advertising where he appeared for brands like Nescafé, Royal Mail, McDonald’s, Jaffa Cakes, and Orbit.
During an auction in 1996, he purchased the lord of the manor rights in Brighton.
However, by November 2009, Eubank declared bankruptcy. He owed £1.3 million in taxes.
Charity work, public service, and new career
Chris Eubanks, for the moment, is based in Angola, where he trains and manages the potential Olympic Boxing Team. He also manages his son Chris Eubank Jr. who is a boxer himself.
He also set up the Eubank Academy for Young People in Angola. Through this, he aims to provide hope for the young generation to achieve greatness through athletics.
Eubank was also named the first ambassador GamCare back in 2005. This is a charitable organization for which Eubank was asked to help promote responsible gambling.
Known for his fashion sense, he began the next phase of his career as a tailored suit designer for a bespoke tailoring company called Cad and the Dandy.
Furthermore, he overtook a prominent site in Brighton and called it the ‘Buckingham Place’. He then went on to build 69 flats for the homeless with £1,250,000 of his own money.
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