Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK. In the main fight of the evening in the middleweight limit (up to 72.6 kg), local ex-challenger Chris Eubank Jr. (32-3, 23 KOs) in the status of a favorite flew by knockout to ex-champion in the lower division, compatriot Liam Smith (33-3-1 , 20 KOs).
The fight started competitively. Eubank relied on the jab, but Smith was great at getting away from the opponent’s front arm with head movements. Brought the right overhand to the target. The favorite will continue to box from the jab and quickly took aim. This helped dictate the pace of the fight and set a comfortable distance. Noted a couple of dangerous uppercuts.
As soon as it seemed that Eubank had taken the initiative, Smith was immediately there. He shook his opponent at the start of the 4th round, sent him to the canvas. Then he got it.
There is a sensation!
Smith TKO 4.