Over the weekend in Manchester (England), local ex-world champion Liam Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) knocked out compatriot favorite Chris Eubank Jr. (32-3, 23 KOs).
After the fiasco, rumors spread that the loser could end his career altogether. But he has the right to immediate revenge. Activate or not?
Eubank Calle promoter
Sauerland: “Yes, we have such a right. But for now, it’s too early to talk about it. Let everything settle down first. We have the right to consider this decision. So in the coming weeks, we will all meet, discuss all the options, understand which one will be the best for Chris, and then make the decision public. I agree that this defeat should be closed. But I want to pay tribute to Smith and congratulate him on his victory. It was a fantastic performance.”
British columnist Gareth
Davis I’m not sure that “revenge will take place. That is, the interest in the battle will be at the level. But will it take place? I don’t know… I only know that this result destroyed all of Eubank’s plans. He has nothing now. No money fight with Conor Benn, no rematch with Billy Joe Saunders. I am completely silent about the duel with Gennady Golovkin. This is a very solid blow to Chris’ reputation. After all, he has always positioned himself as an eminent and popular fighter who has cool options. So it’s just a crushing defeat for him.”
Meanwhile, Liam Smith has already announced terms for a rematch with Eubank and challenged Golovkin. Does he need this fight? There is an opinion of Carl Froch.