Money troubles leave ‘millionaire’ boxer Eubank homeless, aloneApril 12th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Fallen millionaire boxer Chris Eubank’s money troubles have left him homeless and alone.
The once swaggering former world middleweight champion has been forced to swap his lavish ways for a sad, lonely life in a hotel room, News of the World reported.
The 42-year-old dandy-who earned more than 35million pounds from the ring-has lived at the hotel in Brighton for four months because he has no other place to stay.
Hotel Staff says that he is a loner who sips lime and sodas in the hotel bar, then surfs the internet in his room at night.
Lisping Eubank was a hero to millions of British boxing fans in the 1990s. But the Inland Revenue delivered him a knockout blow in 2005, when he was declared bankrupt owing 1.3 million pounds in unpaid taxes.
Once so rich he used Evian water to wash his hands at petrol stations, Eubank now treats himself to sweets from Tesco’s across the street from his 149 pounds-a-night MyHotel pad in the Sussex town.
“We don’t think of him as a guest any more, he lives here. He’ll talk to fans and sign autographs. But we never see him taking a woman up to his room. Sometimes he’ll get a massage in the hotel spa. Other than that, he keeps to himself.”
Eubank was attracted by the hotel’s New Age theme. It has a feng shui design to “refresh your soul” and rooms have a decor of crystals and lotus flowers.
He was forced to move there after selling his 4million pounds Brighton mansion and another 850,000 pounds former home in nearby Hove to pay off his debts.
Last year ex-wife Karron, 43, told how Chris had begun globetrotting to exotic spots. But now he has been deserted by his circle of hangers-on and is having to watch every penny. (ANI)
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