FANS of Chris Eubank Sr are demanding he be named the next James Bond.

The former WBO middleweight champion, who used to live in Upper Drive, Hove, is being backed as the next 007 following the departure of Daniel Craig.

A petition set up for the campaign says: “Chris Eubank is not only a national treasure but also someone who has seen action for most of his life, and his larger-than-life personality would be perfect as the next James Bond.”

Boxing fans have been quick to back the campaign to give Eubank his licence to kill.

Cameron Eastwood said: “Chris is not only a legend in the entertainment world, but also a fighting hero, making him a great candidate to be the next Bond.”

Jack Philipson said: “I believe in Eubank, Chris Eubank. Eubank your money on him and he’ll secure Oscar gold.”

Other fans have described the campaign as a “stupendous” idea.

Chris Eubank Sr, 52, was known for attracting smiles – and parking tickets –as he drove around the city in his American Peterbilt 379 cab.

Game of Thrones and The Bodyguard star Richard Madden is currently the bookies favourite to land the iconic role.

Followed closely behind are Tom Hiddleston, from Avengers, and Idris Elba, from Luther.

Unfortunately for Eubank fans, bookmakers are yet to give odds on the boxing champion.

That makes his chances less than footballer David Beckham who is 250-1, Eastenders star Danny Dyer who is 500-1, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who is also 500-1.

Chris Eubank is yet to respond officially to the campaign.

Eubank once bought himself the moniker Lordship of the Manor of Brighton for £45,000, in 1996 six years after he made millions as the former World Boxing Council’s International Middleweight champion

Now, he has begun a new career as a police officer in America.

He has been made a law enforcement marshal in Opelousas, Louisiana.

In one video, posted on his Twitter page, he can be seen wearing a badge and a bow-tie at the scene of a car crash.

He can be frequently seen wearing the police sheriff badge while attending his son Chris Eubank Jr’s fights.

He has also vowed in sparring session to “protect and serve” boxers in the ring.