Chris Eubank spent his early years in Jamaica before returning to rough parts of southern and eastern London and in 1982 he flew to New York to be with his father.

There he attended Morris High School and started training at the Jerome Boxing Club in the South Bronx. 

In 1984, he won the Spanish Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament and briefly became the No1 Junior-middleweight in the USA. His early fights took place in Atlantic City before his return to the UK in 1988, where he made the south coast town of Brighton his adopted home. 

Eubank soon became one of the most famous boxers in Britain thanks to his trademark posturing and signature vault over the top rope. His arrogance also ensured that he was the man everybody loved to hate. 

Eubank won the WBC International Middleweight Title early in 1990 and made two successful defences of the title in his hometown of Brighton. Eubank exploded into the big time with his win over arch-rival Nigel Benn for the WBO World Middleweight title in November 1990 at the NEC in Birmingham. 

Away from boxing, Eubank comes across as an eccentric. In 2001, Eubank appeared in the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother on Channel Four and in 2003, Eubank invited television cameras to follow his family for nine months; the resulting show, At Home With The Eubanks.