Chris Eubank Jnr prepares special tribute to late brother during Muratov fight

Chris Eubank Jnr will honour his late brother when he steps into the ring on Saturday night.

The middleweight star will have 'Sebastian' on his shorts and will bring in his brother's son Raheem after the final bell of his fight with Anatoli Muratov at Wembley Arena.

It will be a touching tribute to Sebastian, who died after suffering a heart attack while watching the sunset on a Dubai beach two months ago.

A former fighter himself, Eubank Jnr will want to make him proud in the ring too.

Understandably, he doesn't know how the death of one of siblings will affect him in the ring.

British boxing fans will hope he can be inspired to future glory in his brother's name and that the tragedy doesn't hold him back.

This is Eubank's first fight with Sky Sports' new promotional outfit Boxxer as the broadcaster moves on from Eddie Hearn and Matchroom.

It's a big platform for the Brighton bruiser and one he will relish.

But at 32 and with 32 fights behind him, it is time for him to really push on with his career.

Eubank Jnr has yet to win a full version of a world title but he has the talent to do so.

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He is still raw and wild at times but that is what makes him exciting to watch, even if some are irritated by his character.

Remarkably, he is older now than when his father, two-weight world champion Chris Snr, retired from the sport.

Eubank Jnr has been the victim of boxing politics, of course. He has moved promoters and management teams a lot.

When he beat James DeGale in February 2019, it felt like he had cracked it. Then it was 10 months until his next outing. Too long of a wait and momentum was lost.

It didn't help that the fight after the wait ended with his opponent, Matt Korobov, suffering an early injury which ended the bout.

The pandemic soon hit as well and all went quiet for one of the real crossover names in British boxing.

Eubank, whose only defeats have come to Billy Joe Saunder and George Groves, returned in May with a points win over Marcus Morrison.

He now has ring legend Roy Jones Jnr in his corner, too. A trainer he really respects and one who he believes will bring the best out of him.

Hopefully Eubank Jnr will be back out in the ring again later this year after what should be a routine win tonight.

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