Chris Eubank Jr exacted revenge over Liam Smith in dominant fashion, dropping the 35-year-old on the way to a tenth round stoppage victory.
Smith couldn’t compete with Eubank’s smart, measured and punishing work that saw him win every round before forcing the referee to step in and stop the action.
It was revenge for the Brighton man after Smith stopped in back in January, silencing doubters who believed it would be repeat rather than revenge. Post-fight, fighters and pundits praised Eubank’s performance as well as highlighting a potential Smith injury.
Chris Eubank Jr
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) September 2, 2023
Conor Benn reacts to Chris Eubank Jr TKO10 Liam Smith… pic.twitter.com/afJd9fqPy3
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 2, 2023
Eubank v Benn..absolutely massive.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 2, 2023
He won’t make excuses Liam as it’s not his way but anyone who knows boxing or knows him knows that something was clearly up from round 2 onwards! Credit to Chris Eubank for getting back in there with him but for me that wasn’t the Liam Smith we all know! 😔
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) September 2, 2023
Different fighter tonight Eubank Jr, great performance
— Not Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) September 2, 2023
Eubank needs serious credit for that his career and reputation was on the line and he put on a career best performance. Btw him v Conor Benn is enormous now
— Sam Jones (@mrsamjones88) September 2, 2023
Good win to my Team out there!
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) September 2, 2023
I might be wrong but I think I can remember Liam Smith rolling/flexing his own ankles before fights. Effected him tonight. Smart, disciplined performance by Eubank.
— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) September 2, 2023
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) September 2, 2023
What a game fighter Liam Is. Proud to know the fella and his family top fighting men. He will come again 💯
— peter fury (@peterfury) September 2, 2023