CHRIS Eubank Jnr has slammed Lily Allen after the former pop singer mocked him for being adopted as a youngster.
Allen taunted the IBO world super-middleweight champ by saying “your dad gave you to a stranger” in tweet criticising his dad for not respecting ring card girls.
Chris Eubank Jnr has been trolled by Lily Allen over his adoption as a youngster
The Twitter row exploded after the boxer had poked fun at his father by posting a video of him ushering two ring girls from behind him during a television interview on Saturday.
Allen claimed Eubank Snr’s behaviour was disrespectful to women – and then went on to ridicule his son for being adopted by an American woman in 2006/
Eubank Jnr was being interviewed seconds after demolishing Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim with a third round knock out.
Two ring girls crept into shot behind the champion, only for Eubank Snr to spot them and clear them out of the way.
The Brighton fighter poked fun at his father’s actions with a video of the incident and wrote: “To all ring girls. Do not photobomb me as my dad has a very particular set of skills. He will look for u, he will find u and he will pie u.”
But the tweet to his 425,000 follows on Twitter did not go down well with Allen.
In a barbed message, she wrote: “They are doing their job. Your dad went bankrupt and gave you to a stranger in Vegas, the only photobomber here is him. #respectwomen.”
But the 28-year-old hit back at Allen, tweeting: “It’s called banter Lily. You’re well known for abusing drugs and alcohol so maybe focus on respecting yourself 1st before worrying about others.”
Eubank Snr sent his sons Chris Jnr and Sebastian to live in Las Vegas in 2006 in an attempt to offer them better schooling than they were getting in England.
The pair moved in with single mum Irene Hutton not long after she met Eubank Snr in a hotel bar in Paris and struck up an unlikely friendship.
Speaking in 2008, Hutton said: “I was sitting in the hotel’s lounge when this man strode up to me and said: ‘Hello, I’m Christopher Livingstone Eubank.’ I had no idea who he was but we sat chatting until the early hours.
“He said he had just gone through a very bitter divorce and that he had money problems. I, too, had just got divorced.
“We swapped phone numbers and that was the last I thought I would ever hear from him.”
But Eubank stayed in touch with Hutton and the former boxer visited her in Vegas a couple of times, taking his boys with him.
It was then, in 2006, that he came up with the suggestion of moving Chris and Sebastian out there on a permanent basis.
Hutton added: “The boys loved staying out here and it was clear they were not happy at home and did not see a future in Britain.
“Then, after they flew home, I got a call from Chris and the subject of me raising his boys came up. He was really keen on the idea.
“He wanted them to grow up in America and asked me to adopt them.
The move happened with the blessing of their mum Karron, who had divorced from the retired boxer a year earlier.
At the time Karron said: “They are there to go to school, get their trade and come home.
“They are doing exceedingly well and a damn sight better than they would in England.”
Eubank Jnr’s victory over the highly-rated Yildirim in Stuttgart on Saturday also saw him progress into the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.
He is due to face the winner of Saturday’s clash between George Groves and Jamie Cox in the last four of the lucrative tournament that will decide the best super-middleweight on the planet.