“IT’S not his, it’s mine” says the man who now owns Chris Eubank Snr’s truck.

The American Peterbilt 379 cab was once famously driven around Brighton by the former WBO middleweight and super-weight champion when he lived in Upper Drive in Hove.

With a registration of “1 KO”, Eubank attracted smiles – and parking tickets – as he navigated the streets of the city in the huge truck.

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Now, a 52-year-old Portslade man has come forward to reveal he bought the truck from the boxing champion six and a half years ago.

Mark Lamely, who uses the truck for “fun family trips” and charity events, said: “It’s funny it’s referred to as Chris Eubank’s truck as it’s not his, it’s mine.

“It doesn’t bother me though, I just find it totally amusing now.”

The eyecatching vehicle, which is now 23 years old, is could be the most photographed truck in the world after a number of high profile stunts by Eubank.

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Most notable was his 2003 arrest after he driving it to Downing Street in a one-man protest against the Iraq war.

It remains in remarkable condition and has only racked up 34,000 miles on the clock.

Eubank sold the cab to trucking company boss Mr Lamely in August 2012.

Despite this, he made multiple attempts to borrow it back, Mr Lamely claims.

Mr Lamely said he let him borrow it for his son Chris Eubank Jr’s fight against George Groves at the Manchester Arena last year.

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He said: “He introduced me to his son as ‘the man who looks after his truck’. That’s a bit cheeky really.”

He added Eubank rang a few times last week to see if he could borrow it again, but he decided not to pick up the phone.

Mr Lamely said the truck won two prizes in Belgium after it was put into a truck competition without his knowledge.

He keeps the truck in Billingshurst and said it is now used for “fun trips” out with the family and children’s charities in Brighton.

He said: “We just go out for a bit of a cruise round a

couple of places for a coffee and people come and take photos.

“Lot’s of people want you to sound the horn and that.

“I’ve been offered a lot of money for it because it has such low miles it’s called old school.”

The truck is used to promote children’s charities in the area in special events.

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These include Carousel, which helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, and Clic Sargent, which “fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives”.