Chris Eubank Snr’s brother, Simon, has passed away at the age of 61, with his son Harlem announcing the news on social media.
Harlem Eubank, himself an unbeaten boxer with an 18-0 record, announced the deeply sad news on Instagram on Monday afternoon.
He paid a touching tribute to his father, including a number of photos of his father with a young Harlem, and his brother the former world champion fighter.
Harlem wrote on Instagram: ‘Rest easy up there dad. We love you and we’ll try do you proud.’
While Chris went on to become super-middleweight and middleweight world champion, Simon and twin brother Peter were also fighters, although to lesser acclaim.
Simon Eubank (left) has passed away, with his son Harlem paying tribute in an Instagram post
Simon was the brother of former super-middleweight and middleweight world champion Chris Eubank Snr (right)
The former fighter – who retired in 1992 with a 7-20 record – had a twin brother who also fought
Simon’s career was fought at super-welterweight, and came to an end in 1992 after seven wins and 20 losses, his twin managing double the number of wins but 21 losses, hanging up his gloves in 1991.
Despite winning four of his first five bouts between in his first 12 months, Simon went on a run of 13 bouts with just a single win in three years.
It is unfortunately not the first tragic passing to afflict the Eubank family, who lost Sebastian – son of Chris Snr and brother to Chris Jnr, as well as cousin to Harlem.
Sebastian suffered a fatal heart attack in Dubai in 2021, and both Chris Jnr and Harlem continue to bear his name on their shorts.
Chris Snr – brother to the deceased Simon – helps Harlem in the care for Sebastian’s young son, Raheem.
Harlem is one of the latest in one of Britain’s most famous fighting families to take to the ring, fighting at super lightweight, recording six knockouts in his 18 professional wins.