Eubank Jr. Stops Smith In The Tenth Round To Secure A Stunning Victory
In arguably the biggest fight of his career, Eubank put on a performance that will live long in the memory. And under his new trainer, Brian McIntyre, Eubank found a new lease of life. In the opening round, Eubank was on the front foot as he attempted to bully Smith with his pressure.
And that told in the second round, as Smith’s footwork began to suffer as signs of an ankle injury appeared visible. But in truth, it was all Eubank.
The former landed a huge combination to the head in the third, as Smith struggled to cope with the pressure. Smith responded with an overhand right, which appeared to buckle Eubank’s knees.
However, the latter recovered to box and move as he controlled the distance with his jab. The fourth round was a similar story, with Eubank landing a big right hand upstairs.
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Thereafter, a massive uppercut in the fourth round sent Smith to the floor who was in deep waters. But the inevitable finally came.
Smith found himself on the floor once again in the tenth round after Eubank landed, while his opponent was on the ropes. A sustained attack followed, resulting in the referee stopping the bout.
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Chris Eubank Jr reacts to defeating Liam Smith in the rematch.
🗣️ "Liam Smith is a WARRIOR!" 👏 pic.twitter.com/bHfRr3AOuR
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“It had to be [revenge], I had no other choice. There are too many other big fights out there for me that the fans wanna see me in – and that I wanna be involved in. Liam is a warrior, I respect him and his whole team, his family – his brothers. He fought until the last second. Big up to Liam and his team. What happened tonight was supposed to happen in January, but it wasn’t my night. I’m coming for you Conor [Benn], I’m coming for you Kell [Brook, who is ringside],” Eubank Jr said
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