Liam Smith stuns Eubank Jr with fourth round stoppage

Underdog Liam Smith stopped Chris Eubank Jr in four rounds to bring a bitter rivalry to an explosive end.

Eubank Jr, 33, had been unbeaten since 2018 but suffered the first stoppage defeat of his career.

Liverpool’s Smith knocked Eubank down twice in quick succession in the fourth round before the referee waved off the middleweight contest in Manchester.

Fight week was dominated by controversy but it was Smith who pulled off the upset after moving up in weight.

There was rapturous celebration among Smith’s team and in the crowd when the fight ended, with the 34-year-old’s brothers Callum, Paul and Stephen joining him in the ring.

The two fighters hugged in the ring after emotions calmed and Smith opened the door to a rematch in his post-fight comments.

“I said all week I’m a good finisher and I knew if I got him hurt that I would finish him,” Smith told BBC.

“Name me a Chris Eubank fight that has been respectful – not many. 

“Something I said may have come across wrong and I apologise for anyone offended by that. I respect everybody and it was just tongue in cheek with Chris. 

“There’s not many fighters who can milk a crowd like I can. That was up there with the best nights in my career. 

“I’ll do the rematch on my terms.”

Latest

Shariah Court dissolves Ganduje daughter’s marriage

An Upper Shari’a Court in Kano State on Thursday...

‘Peter Obi Nollywood Actor, presidency between APC, PDP’ – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that Peter...

2023: Southern, Middle-Belt leaders endorse Obi

Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has endorsed...

Troops dislodge bandits, rescue 30 kidnapped persons in Kaduna

Troops of One Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army...

Newsletter

Don't miss

Shariah Court dissolves Ganduje daughter’s marriage

An Upper Shari’a Court in Kano State on Thursday...

‘Peter Obi Nollywood Actor, presidency between APC, PDP’ – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that Peter...

2023: Southern, Middle-Belt leaders endorse Obi

Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has endorsed...

Troops dislodge bandits, rescue 30 kidnapped persons in Kaduna

Troops of One Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army...

‘Quit as VP candidate and apologise’ – Clark slams Okowa for ‘funding’ Atiku’s campaign

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark has asked the Governor of...

Shariah Court dissolves Ganduje daughter’s marriage

An Upper Shari’a Court in Kano State on Thursday dissolved the marriage between Asiya Ganduje and Inuwa Uba. Asiya is a daughter of Kano State...

‘Peter Obi Nollywood Actor, presidency between APC, PDP’ – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election. El-Rufai said the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate does...

2023: Southern, Middle-Belt leaders endorse Obi

Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as its preferred candidate for the...
%d bloggers like this: