Eubank Sr expressed concern before the DeGale showodwn (Picture: Getty)Chris Eubank Sr says he is waiting for an apology from his son after watching Junior see off James DeGale in the biggest win of his career on Saturday night.
DeGale was dropped twice by Eubank Jr, and the judges handed the underdog a wide points victory.
The result was hailed as a major turning point for Eubank Jr after the 29-year-old hired a full-time coach last year.
But the new IBO super-middleweight champion’s father raised eyebrows before the fight by declaring he was ‘petrified’ for his son, questioning why trainer Nate Vasquez was hired.
Eubank Sr kept his spot in his son’s corner for the DeGale fight and said afterwards he hoped one day he would relieve an apology.
‘This is my son,’ he said. ‘I think a great deal of my son, I love my son.
(Picture: Getty)‘The things I do are unthinkable. I do them because he even though he can’t see the pain on my side, I still give and give for what? So he can have a better future.
‘I know in six, eight, 10 years he will come back kiss me on the shoulder, hug me and apologise and say, “Sorry dad, I didn’t know”.’
Asked what Eubank Jr had to apologise for, Sr replied: ‘What man hasn’t done that with his parents?
Eubank Sr was elated for his son (Picture: Getty)‘He’s in the thick of his career, he can’t see. That is what the elders are supposed to do, you guide and steer.
‘Even when they don’t listen, you still guide and steer them. You protect them.’
With DeGale now contemplating retirement, Eubank Jr has set his eyes on world title fights or a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders.
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