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Nathanael Wilson heals 27-year rift with estranged father Chris Eubank, agrees to play him in Michael Watson movie

Phil Jay 11/02/2017

Nathanael Wilson / Lawrence Lustig

After twenty seven years without his father around, Nathanael Wilson has finally buried the hatchet with Chris Eubank Sr.

Wilson, now a pro boxer like his dad and half-brother Chris Junior, has had to go it alone in his quest to follow in the Eubank legacy, although has now healed a life-long rift having agreed to star in an upcoming movie.

Sean Cronin will direct a film about Eubank’s fateful clash with Michael Watson in 1991, which left the latter with serious injuries and brain damage at the end of a war.

Boasting an uncanny likeness to his famous father, Wilson is now all set to take the role opposite an actor – yet to be cast – playing Watson.

“My dad gives me advice about boxing, that’s about the extent of the relationship we have. And it is quite a new relationship.

“He knows about the film and he has given his blessing for me to play the part,” Wilson told The Mirror.

Director Cronin added: “It’s so great to have Nathanael on board. He has got his dad’s posh accent down to a tee as well. It’s going to be great.”

Since turning pro in March 2016, Wilson has won three and drawn one of his pro bouts. Racking up those three wins in a row had tongues wagging of another star in the family, although a draw last time out against 1-5 Josh Thorne has the doubters queuing up to see if Wilson can cut the mustard.

Brother Chris won a version of the super-middleweight crown last Saturday night in London, whilst Wilson’s claim to fame so far is being linked to a future contest opposite Nigel Benn’s son Conor.

‘Michael’ – starring Nick Moran as Barry Hearn and Bruce Payne as Frank Warren, has an initial release date of this year as production continues.