Chris Eubank is battling coronavirus: Former super-middleweight champ, 55, cancels series of public appearances after contracting disease
- Chris Eubank is doing a string of public appearances with rival boxer Nigel Benn
- The pair fought two bruising contests in the early 1990s thrilling fight fans
- A spokesperson said it is with regret several events have been postponed
Former boxing legend Chris Eubank has been forced to pull out of a string of public appearances involving his former rival Nigel Benn.
The 55-year-old former super middleweight champion was appearing on stage along with Benn, 57, in the event titled Benn v Eubank 3: The Trilogy Tour.
It will be the first time pair have spoken publicly about their rivalry which electrified fight fans in the early 1990s.
Eubank’s Covid-19 diagnosis comes just a month after he was mugged 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 mugged on London’s Edgware Road where thieves took a Louis Vuitton bag
The former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion says he was left ‘stunned’ when the ‘brazen’ mugger grabbed the brown designer clutch bag from his hands.
In July, Eubank’s son Sebastian died after suffering a heart attack while swimming in the sea in Dubai.
Sebastian, who was the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, died just days before his 30th birthday and a month after he became a father.
A spokesman for the boxer said: ‘Chris Eubank has tested positive for Covid 19. Following government guidelines he is now in isolation meaning he will regrettably be unable to appear at the following shows Runcorn, Coventry, Exeter and Swindon.’
A spokesperson said the postponed events will be rescheduled later in the year
The spokesman said the appearances were part of the Trilogy Tour alongside Nigel Benn.
The spokesman added: ‘Chris has mild symptoms and is looking forward to appearing at the next event which is scheduled to be in Bristol on November 12.
‘All those with tickets for the cancelled shows will be notified directly by event promoters. These shows will be rescheduled to a later date in 2021.’
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