Liam Smith actually received the British boxing schedule for the brand new 12 months 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 contemplate 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) along with his emphatic win, now has to see whether or not or not Eubank will activate the rematch clause he’s armed with.
Nevertheless, in gentle of the best way Smith so completely dominated the motion final night time, his energy, velocity and accuracy being manner an excessive amount of for his rival, there’s nothing to recommend Eubank would be capable to flip issues round in a part-two. And would there be anyplace close to as a lot curiosity in a Smith-Eubank II?
As for now, followers, consultants and fellow fighters have been reacting to Smith’s win with messages put forth on social media. Some individuals can’t resist placing the boot in on a fallen fighter (and to be honest, Eubank Jr has been responsible of this himself previously), whereas others present class and respect to a overwhelmed warrior.
Conor Benn – who in fact made the headlines for all of the improper causes final 12 months, his heavily-hyped struggle with Eubank Jr failing to occur as a result of, effectively, you realize why – was eager to take a dig at Eubank. Whereas Chris Eubank Senior, displaying the form of class and dignity he has grow to be identified 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 massive respect to you, your group and your future,” Eubank Sr wrote.
“Oh, man, @chriseubankjr it’s a great job you didn’t struggle me. You’d final two rounds at 160,” Benn wrote.
After the large quantity of controversy and negativity Benn delivered to the game final 12 months, one could be excused for considering he would, if he was unable to carry himself to say something constructive a couple of fellow fighter – one who he royally jerked round and value many £tens of millions – at the very 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?