Chris Eubank battling coronavirus: Former super-middleweight champion, 55, cancels series of public appearances after contracting illness
- Chris Eubank Makes Series of Public Appearances with Rival Boxer Nigel Benn
- The pair fought two bruises in the early 1990s, exciting fight fans
- A spokesperson said with regret that several events have been postponed
Former boxing legend Chris Eubank has been forced to pull out of a series of public appearances involving his former rival Nigel Benn.
The 55-year-old former super middleweight champion appeared on stage alongside Benn, 57, in the event titled Benn v Eubank 3: The Trilogy Tour.
It will be the first time the pair has spoken publicly about their rivalry that hounded fight fans in the early 1990s.
Eubank’s Covid-19 diagnosis comes just a month after he was robbed for his £400 Louis Vuitton bag while walking along London’s Edgware Road.
Former boxing legend Chris Eubank has been forced to pull out of a string of public appearances after testing positive for Covid-19
Last month, the former boxer was robbed on London’s Edgware Road, where thieves stole a Louis Vuitton bag
The former WBO middleweight and super middleweight champion says he was “stunned” when the “brutal” robber grabbed the brown designer clutch from his hands.
In July, Eubank’s son, Sebastian, died of a heart attack while swimming in the sea in Dubai.
Sebastian, the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, died just days before his 30th birthday and a month after becoming a father.
A spokesperson for the boxer said: ‘Chris Eubank has tested positive for Covid 19. According to government guidelines, he is now in isolation which means unfortunately he will not be able to compete at the next shows Runcorn, Coventry, Exeter and Swindon to appear.’
A spokesperson said the postponed events will be moved later in the year
The spokesperson said the performances were part of the Trilogy Tour alongside Nigel Benn.
The spokesperson added: ‘Chris has mild symptoms and is looking forward to appearing in Bristol on 12 November.
“Anyone with tickets to the canceled shows will be notified directly by the event promoters. These shows will be moved to a later date in 2021.”