Chris Eubank was a boxer who divided opinions.
Some loved his calculated way of fighting and ability to take a punch. Others, however, found his cocky nature and pre-fight antics too much to swallow.
What isn’t up for debate, though, is that the man nicknamed Simply The Best is one of the finest super middleweights Britain has ever produced.
BoxRec places him third among Brits who have fought in the division, with only Joe Calzaghe, who defeated the Dulwich-born Eubank in 1997, and Carl Froch above him on the list.
The boxing genes were passed on to the next generation in the Eubank, with his son, Chris Eubank Jr., becoming a professional fighter.
The younger Eubank—a middleweight—is currently 19-1 (14 KOs) in his career. He holds the interim WBA world title after defeating Dmitry Chudinov in February this year.
To mark Eubank Sr. turning 49, here are five other world champions who saw their sons follow in their footsteps.