‘Tonight was for you and your old man’: Chris Eubank Jr pays an emotional tribute to late brother Sebastian with a photo of him lifting up his young nephew after marking return to the ring by stopping Wanik Awdijan
- Chris Eubank Jr won his first fight since the tragic death of his brother Sebastian
- After stopping Wanik Awdijan after five rounds, Eubank posed with his nephew
- He captioned a photo holding Raheem with ‘tonight was for you & your old man’
- Raheem was born a month before Sebastian passed away from a heart attack
Chris Eubank Jr launched his comeback as a middleweight – and paid an emotional tribute to his brother Sebastian, who died this year of a heart attack.
After he stopped Wanik Awdijan after five rounds in Newcastle, Eubank posted a picture of him lifting up Sebastian’s baby son Raheem, who was born just a month before his father died.
Eubank wrote: ‘Raheem, tonight was for you and your old man. We miss him and now he’ll live on through you. Big shoes to fill.’
Chris Eubank Jr paid a tribute to his late brother Sebastian with a photo with his baby nephew
Holding Raheem, Eubank said ‘tonight was for you & your old man’ after his return to the ring
Eubank, who had previously campaigned at super-middle, has slimmed down looking for new title chances.
He had little problem with the German, who failed to emerge for the sixth. Awdijan reportedly suffered broken ribs.
On the same bill, Hughie Fury also forced a corner retirement at the end of the fifth against veteran Christian Hammer, who had a bicep injury.
Sebastian (left) died earlier this year from a heart attack, just a month after Raheem was born
Fury thus emulated his illustrious cousin Tyson Fury, who also beat the Romanian inside the distance in 2015.
And Savannah Marshall retained her WBO middleweight belt by stopping her Zambian challenger Lolita Muzeya in two rounds.
The Hartlepool fighter, unbeaten in her pro career, was making her first defence and impressed.
Marshall is now set for a big fight against American Claressa Shields. The pair will box on the same card in December.