Liam Smith actually bought the British boxing schedule for the brand new yr going with a bang final night time. As followers know and are all speaking about, Smith took out bitter rival Chris Eubank Jr in type of their middleweight conflict, with “Beefy” silencing Eubank through fourth spherical TKO. It was a most spectacular efficiency from Smith, particularly once we think about the truth that Eubank, now 32-3(23) had by no means beforehand been knocked down in a struggle.
Smith, who improved to 33-3-1(20) together with his emphatic win, now has to see whether or not or not Eubank will activate the rematch clause he’s armed with.
Nonetheless, in gentle of the best way Smith so completely dominated the motion final night time, his energy, velocity and accuracy being means an excessive amount of for his rival, there’s nothing to counsel Eubank would have the ability to flip issues round in a part-two. And would there be wherever close to as a lot curiosity in a Smith-Eubank II?
As for now, followers, specialists and fellow fighters have been reacting to Smith’s win with messages put forth on social media. Some folks can’t resist placing the boot in on a fallen fighter (and to be truthful, Eubank Jr has been responsible of this himself previously), whereas others present class and respect to a crushed warrior.
Conor Benn – who after all made the headlines for all of the flawed causes final yr, his heavily-hyped struggle with Eubank Jr failing to occur as a result of, properly, you recognize why – was eager to take a dig at Eubank. Whereas Chris Eubank Senior, displaying the type of class and dignity he has turn out to be recognized for, took the time to reward his son’s conqueror.
“Congratulations @liambeefysmith. I’ve by no means as soon as seen Chris Jr buckle in a struggle, so huge respect to you, your group and your future,” Eubank Sr wrote.
“Oh, man, @chriseubankjr it’s job you didn’t struggle me. You’d final two rounds at 160,” Benn wrote.
After the massive quantity of controversy and negativity Benn delivered to the game final yr, one can be excused for considering he would, if he was unable to convey himself to say something constructive a couple of fellow fighter – one who he royally jerked round and price many £hundreds of thousands – at the least keep quiet. Benn may actually have left Eubank Jr’s identify out of it and congratulated Smith.
As for the opportunity of a Smith-Benn struggle, if and when Benn is cleared (within the minds of most people largely), it could possibly be that Benn wouldn’t final two rounds with Smith.
To repeat, class from Eubank Sr, an affordable shot from Conor Benn. However, hey, what do YOU guys suppose?
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