Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith: Live stream updates, results and highlights

Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith face off in Manchester in a domestic middleweight fight that has split opinions in the boxing world, marking Sky Sports and BOXXER’s first box office event of the year.

Keep up with the event via Boxing Social’s coverage, including undercard results, live reporting, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews with those closest to the action.

What a night!

That’s it from us here at Boxing Social after a sensational night in Manchester.

Read our full report on the evening events: Liam Smith Stuns Chris Eubank Jr With Incredible KO.

Conor Benn reacts to Eubank defeat

Will there be a rematch?

Respect shown by Eubank

Disbelief at ringside

Almost a feeling of disbelief at ringside. Everyone on their feet and genuinely stunned.

Liam Smith came out from the corner in round four in a fierce fashion that we’ve rarely seen from him before. Beefy put together a series of blistering combinations and floored Chris Eubank Jr twice to put an end to the fight.

Smith celebrates after stopping Eubank

Eubank is on his feet and regaining composure

Quite stunning. Eubank’s chin has been cracked. There’s huge swelling on his eye.

After being totally dazed with no legs beneath him, Eubank begins to regain his composure and goes to shake Smith’s hand. Very nice to see given the build up. The crowd are serenading Smith.

Eubank - Smith Round 4 - SMITH WINS BY STOPPAGE!

The atmosphere could fool you into thinking this was Fury versus ‘AJ’. Liam Smith started really well here and the crowd are going wild for him.

Unbelievable!!!! Smith knocks Eubank down twice and it’s over – Eubank couldn’t stand straight. Hurt for the first time in career and the man to do it promised it all along. The crowd is going wild.

Eubank - Smith Round 3

Eubank’s jab is starting to do its work. Smith isn’t deterred, but it’s threatening to throw him off balance soon.

The third was Smith’s slowest round, plenty of walking forward but not much thrown at the end of it. In the final thirty seconds, Eubank landed a nice uppercut and started to close the distance ever so slightly. First clear round of the fight.

Follow Boxing Social’s live scorecard here.

Eubank - Smith Round 2

Eubank’s moving frenetically as he sticks to the jab. Smith content to hold centre ring, but Eubank has come out with much more purpose.

Smith gets caught coming in a couple of times but smiles in response – he has no forward coming forward here. Both men are looking from a reaction from the other, but there aren’t many bites.Β  Eubank’s peppering shots are punctuated by more powerful ones from Smith.

Eubank - Smith Round 1

Tentative from both with feints and measuring jabs. Smith does look noticeably the smaller man in his first official middleweight contest.

Smith slips through with a good right hand as Eubank still sticks to establishing the jab.

Eubank lands a right hand and smiles at his opponent. Smith dives in to the body but Eubank dances around whatever he throws. The Liverpool man does find success as the round comes to a close, though.

Eubank Jr's ring walk

The crowd have picked their side

A great reception for ‘Beefy’, who’s clearly brought an army with him from Liverpool. His ring walk tune continues through chants as Eubank Jr walks from his dressing room to the arena.

Eubank is without his trademark smirk as he shadowboxes his way through the guts of the building. Still D.R.E rings out, almost silenced by the boos as he gets to the ring. He jumps over the ropes, just like Senior did.

The talking’s over. First bell imminent.

The final touches

Must be nice to have one of the greatest to ever do it in your corner…

Electric atmosphere in Manchester!

Incredible noise here as the classic tunes blast out in the arena ahead of the main event!

Riakporhe calls out 'all the champions'

“We wanted a knockout victory and I predicted round three or four.

We’re on the train, the next stop… all the champions.

Jai Opetaia, I know you’re watching this. Trust me, we’re coming for you.

Makabu, you lot can’t run no more. Okolie, Goulamirian, I know all of you lot and I think about you every day when I go to sleep.”

Main event coming up...

Stick with Boxing Social for updates and exclusive reactions and updates from ringside of this domestic dust up…

Riakporhe - Glowacki Round 4 - STOPPAGE! Riakporhe Wins!

Riakporhe’s measured approach has worked wonders. He moves in at the end of the fourth with a flurry of huge, hurtful shots and the referee is forced to step in when Glowacki doesn’t return fire. A very good call considering the power of the right hands that were thrown.

It was composed and mature performance from Riakporhe, who will take a lot of confidence from it as his team pushes ahead for a world title shot.

Riakporhe - Glowacki Round 3

Riakporhe continues to be very measured and respectful of Glowacki’s ability, but the Polish fighter’s struggling to get within any type of range to attack.

Glowacki continues to miss when coming forward. Riakporhe remains calm and composed, slowly circling the ring before landing a straight right from an exit as Glowacki attacked.Β  Riakporhe 30-27

Riakporhe - Glowacki Round 2

Glowacki takes the centre of the ring, but is struggling to get within range of attack of Riakporhe.

Still, Riakporhe is respecting Glowacki’s ability. He catches the Polish fighter with a massive shot! He;s wobbled. Time keeper calls 1 but no knockdown is registered. Riakporhe in control but can’t finish him off here and now.

Riakporhe - Glowacki Round 1

The arena is now nearly full as we welcome Richard Riakporphe for the co-main event of the night. He shares a tentative first round with Krzysztof Glowacki.

Riakporhe uses his left hand to measure the distance. Some pushing and shoving sees both men take a stumble. ‘The Midnight Train’ lands another straight right before rolling under the incoming left hook. Glowacki has thrown some wild shots landing only on the hands and arms of the home fighter.

Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher is now ringside, alongside Frazer Clarke after his stoppage earlier in the night who is cheering on RR. The atmosphere is electric and we have 2 massive fights left to watch.

Essuman wins majority decision

Coach Ben Davison suffers his first defeat as a professional coach with Essuman retaining his British Title to the surprise of the ringside media. Chris Kongo records his second loss following his defeat to Michael McKinson.

Official scorecards: 114-144, 116-113, 115-114

We go to the cards

Essuman lands a huge right hand and wobbles Kongo, but the challenger recovers and fires back.

He’s been told by coach Ben Davison that he’s won the fight subject to a good round – but Essuman is likely to take this one.

Promoter Ben Shalom is screaming at Kongo from ringside to do more. As he does so, Essuman bounces him off the ropes with a huge shot that clearly hurt.

We go to the cards after an ending very worthy of a British title fight, with both men parading around the ring, arms aloft.

They believe they’ve done enough to win. Promoter Ben Shalom seems confident Chris Kongo has edged the fight.

Big round 9 for Essuman

Both men trade in the ninth, Essuman landing a particularly powerful right hand.

A massive round for the champion just when he needed it most. The majority at ringside have it 6-3 or 5-4 for the challenger, so Essuman has to keep up the pressure and land a few more of those.

Chris Eubank Sr with a good luck message to his son

Essuman vs Kongo through 6

The fight’s starting to warm up at the halfway point. Essuman is coming forward – finally having some success at making his way inside – and has had a few flurries that have landed, particularly midway through the sixth.

The shots aren’t enough to completely disrupt Kongo’s rhythm, but we may be heading in that direction… For now, he’s still firing out the jab at every available opportunity.

The stars are out in Manchester

A star-studded ringside is starting to assemble here at the arena in anticipation for the main event.

Famous faces from the world of sport including England cricketer Johnny Bairstow, talkSPORT presenter Simon Jordan, Ex Manchester City & England defender Joleon Lescott are joined by world champion Josh Taylor, Manchester’s Lyndon Arthur and WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury, at ringside.

Ekow Essuman with a stylish ring walk

Kongo controlling the pace through round 3

Chris Kongo is using his jab to fight on his terms here against Ekow Essuman. Through three rounds and the British champ is yet to disrupt the challenger’s rhythm. Essuman’s corner are urging him not to let Kongo get comfortable.

Ekow Essuman vs Chris Kongo coming up

Next up is a potential fight of the night contender.

Ekow Essuman (18-0, 7 KOs) puts his British and Commonwealth weltwerweight straps on the line against Chris Kongo (14-1, 7 KOs). It’s as ‘pick em’ as they come, and it’s almost certain to entertain.

Joseph Parker cruises to points victory against Jack Massey

Parker gets back to winning ways with a unanimous points victory over Jack Massey, as many predicted he would.

Although Massey made a decent account of himself based on the calibre of his opponent, and arguably picked up a couple of close rounds, the fight never really caught fire – aside from the final ten seconds when the two went toe to toe.

Official scorecards: 96-93, 97-92, 97-93

Joseph Parker

After the fight Parker had praise for his opponent:

“We knew he was going to come prepared and ready, and he put on a good performance.

He was moving a lot, which made a bit difficult. I think if he came forward it would have been a different fight, but congrats to Jack for taking it all 10 rounds.”

Fury thinks Parker will get the stoppage

Tyson Fury is at ringside supporting his mate Joseph Parker, who, although comfortably up on the cards will be wanting to get Massey out of there before the final bell.

Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall separated at ringside

The pair had to be separated after reports that their rematch has been postponed due to an injury to Taylor.

Chris Eubank Jr has arrived

‘Next Gen’ is in the house

Matty Harris KO

Here’s a look at that Matty Harris finish

Liam Smith arrives at the venue

‘Beefy’ is in the building

Another big win for Big Fraze

An array of clear and heavy shots landed for Clarke early on as he came out of his corner in the first round looking faster and sharper than we have ever seen him before in his pro career.

Espindola took a chance on the overhand right at every available opportunity, landing it successfully only once in round four, but the referee has seen enough and puts a stop to the action at the end of the fourth round.

Here comes The Midnight Train...

Richard Riakporhe is in the building…

Matty Harris sees off his man immediately

Popular heavyweight, Matty Harris, adds to his knockout streak and moves 4-0 after only a matter of seconds of the first round versus Jiri Surmaj.

The stoppage was arguably a little early, with Harris having yet to break a sweat. It’s perhaps slightly disappointing for Magic Matty who was keen to show off his skills in the ring, but it’s job done for now and on to the next.

How to watch Chris Eubank Jr versus Liam Smith

With the main card underway, fans in the UK can now tune in via Sky Sports Box office for the price of Β£19.95. Both subscribers and non subscribers can access the pay-per-view event via this link.

Fans in the US and Canada can watch the BOXXER promotee card via their standard DAZN subscription.

Still to come is heavyweight action in the form of Frazer Clarke, followed by Joseph Parker’s ring return against local boy and former cruiserweight, Jack Massey. Ekow Essuman defends his British and Commonwealth titles against Chris Kongo in a fight of the night contender, and Richard Riakporhe continues his cruiserweight campaign against Krzysztof Glowaki.

Finally, in the main event, Chris Eubank Jr sets out to prove that he’s deserving of a world title shot by coming up against Liverpool’s Liam Smith, a man who’s only lost to the very best in the sport. The middleweight contest promises fireworks from the first bell.

Scott Forrest defeats Amine Boucetta via unanimous decision

28-year-old Scott Forrest advances his professional record to 4-0 with a dominant points victory over Amine Boucetta. Although the fight was very one-sided, the points victory sees an end to Forrest’s 100% knockout ratio.

Tyson Fury shows up to support Parker

Joseph Parker is in the building

The former world champion is looking to get his heavyweight campaign back on track against local boy, Jack Massey, on tonight’s undercard.

Frankie Stringer goes 4-0

The action from Manchester has kicked off as Stringer makes it four wins out of four with a dominant points win over Cristian Naravaez.

Although not completely satisfied with his performance, the judges scorecard awards all four rounds of the contest in the 21-year-old’s favour.

Undercard stream

You can stream the action from before the full card below.

How to watch Chris Eubank Jr versus Liam Smith and full undercard

Tonight’s event will be broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK for the price of Β£19.95. Subscribers and non-subscribers can use this link to purchase the event.

Fans in the US and Canada can watch via their DAZN monthly subscription.

'A loss for either is so damaging'

Spencer Oliver talks to Boxing Social about the high stakes for both Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith as the event draws closer…

George Groves predicts the main event

George Groves beat Chris Eubank Jr back in 2018. Since then, tonight’s main event attraction has racked up six wins, and Groves believes he’ll add a seventh against Liam Smith.

“I’ve got a Eubank win. Liam Smith is a good, solid, well-rounded pro. He was an elite amateur, he won an ABA title, he’s from a boxing family.

He’s been a professional now for 12-plus years and he lives the life, he’s working hard, he’s been in big fights, he’s a former world champion but he’s giving away a lot of size against Eubank.

Eubank’s lost to me, he lost a split against Billy Joe Saunders but it could have gone either way. So he’s not in the company of losing, he’s not in the mindset of losing.”

Running order and main event ring walk time

The action in Manchester kicks off at 6PM with Coventry’s Matty Harris in his fourth professional bout. Frazer Clarke then continues his professional campaign against Kevin Nicolas Espindola before Joseph Parker faces Jack Massey in the Manchester man’s first bout at heavyweight.

Then we move into British and Commonwealth title action with Ekow Essuman against Chris Kongo, followed by Richard Riakporhe facing the tough Krzysztof Glowacki.

Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith are expected to make their ring walks at around 10PM UK time.

David Haye says Eubank must 're-evalute' future if he loses by stoppage

Liam Smith has been adamant that he can hurt Eubank, and is using a past sparring session as evidence of that.

The Brighton man is known to have inherited his father’s chin, and the two losses on his record have come by way of decision. David Haye told Boxing Social that Eubank must have a serious think about his time in the sport if Smith manages to become the first man to hurt and stop him.

Main event weigh in recap

Much has been made about Smith debuting at the middleweight limit of 160lb, with many predictions pointing to it as a key factor in how the fight will play out. Well, ‘Beefy’ looked comfortable on the scales and has even said that he believes he’ll be the heavier than Eubank Jr in the ring.

Check out how the fighters looked yesterday as they both weighed in bang on 159lb. To purchase tonight’s broadcast, visit Sky Sports Box Office.

Prison warning for illegal streamers

Illegal streamers beware – authorities are continuing to crack down on piracy by promising severe punishment including hefty fines and even jail time.

The Mirror reports that ‘new technology now enables sports’ right holders and broadcasters to trace the unique IP addresses of users illegally streaming the fight – for up to six months.’ The warning to boxing fans follows news that thousands of Premier League streamers are to have their doors knocked by police.

Read the full story here.

Liam Williams predicts the main event

Liam Williams has faced both Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith – falling short to Smith twice in 2017 before being outpointed by Eubank just last year. The welshman is better placed than most to pick a winner…

“They’re both very mentally strong, I feel and I just think they’re not going to want to be bullied or pushed back. So I think it’s a going to be a cracking fight.

β€œI think Smith is going to win. It’s a very even fight. But I think Smith might just have that little too much work rate and nick it on the cards.”

Prediction: Smith Win By Decision

Undercard information

Propping up the main event is a stacked undercard featuring heavyweight action and a welterweight British and Commonwealth title fight in Ekow Essuman versus Chris Kongo. The action starts on Sky Sports Box Office fromΒ  6PM – have a look at the running order below and read our detailed preview here.

  • Richard Riakporhe vs Krysztof Glowacki (12 rounds)
  • Ekow Essuman vs Chris Kongo (12 rounds)
  • Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey (10 rounds)
  • Frazer Clarke vs Kevin Espindola (Six rounds)
  • Matty Harris vs Jiri Surmanj (Six rounds)
  • Scott Forrest vs Amine Boucetta (six rounds)

Boxing industry predictions

Despite Eubank Jr being the bookies’ favourite, plenty of big names are picking Smith for the win.

Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith

Read our industry predictions here, including thoughts from Kell Brook, Amir Khan and George Groves.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith live updates

Welcome to Boxing Social’s live coverage of Chris Eubank Jr versus Liam Smith from Manchester.

After all the back and forth in the build-up, the talking’s done and both men are ready for a career-defining night.

Boxing Social has you covered for all the action as it happens.