Frank Warren, the promoter for Queensberry, has dismissed rumours of a potential appeal from Chris Eubank’s team regarding the use of an elbow in his recent fight as ‘total nonsense.’
Eubank was knocked out in the fourth round of his middleweight encounter with former super-welterweight world champion, Liam Smith.
Despite what seemed to be a brutal yet regulation knockout, Eubank’s team have been considering an appeal to the British Boxing Board of Control, amid claims that Smith threw an elbow during his fight-winning combination.
Like most fans, Liam “Beefy” Smith has laughed the accusations off and Frank Warren was also quick to disregard any suggestions of wrongdoing on the Liverpudlian’s part.
In an interview with iFL TV, Warren made it clear that Smith was simply the better man on the night.
“Listen, you know, he got beat. He got beat, so stop all that nonsense. They should give that appeal the elbow, it is just nonsense, total nonsense.
He got beat by the better man on the night and that is the end of it and he was the better man. He was the better man, before the night [too].”
Smith seems liekly to take on Eubank Jr in a rematch, although there is an upcoming deadline for the clause must be activated to make the fight happen.
‘Beefy’ has also stated that their second fight will be on his terms, possibly at Anfield Stadium, even suggesting that he could set the weight limit for the fight at a 157lb, in light of rumours that Eubank struggled to cut to 160lbs for the original bout.
The elbow accusations look set to add a little more spice to an already heated rivalry.