Liverpool’s Liam Smith dropped Chris Eubank Jr twice in Manchester leaving him totally dazed and with a third loss of his career.
Whilst many in the industry had picked Smith to win, few reckoned it would be such a quick night’s work given that Eubank is known for his punch resistance and good chin.
The brutal stoppage was watched worldwide, and some of the biggest names in the sport had plenty to say.
Chris Eubank Sr
— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) January 21, 2023
Chris Eubank Jr
Congratulations to Liam tonight, nice lil shot you caught me with there my boy. Felt like I could of kept going but referee is in charge & I respect his decision. We’ll get it on again soon 😎 #EubankSmith
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) January 22, 2023
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) January 21, 2023
He’s on record saying he could beat anyone from 154-168lbs mate.. He’s a walking contradiction..
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) January 22, 2023
So what percent was Eubank Jr?
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) January 21, 2023
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders reacts to Liam Smith knocking out Chris Eubank Jr… pic.twitter.com/dimBekpb9E
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 21, 2023
Hold your head high bro.. it’s the chances fighters take! You will rise above! https://t.co/SQUwFkFs5V
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) January 22, 2023
Just rewatched the fight from the opening bell….. Chris Eubank body language showed… not there. Like he was in a daze.
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) January 22, 2023
People gotta give Liam smith credit, he’s a really good boxer simple as that
— Anthony Fowler 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@afowler06) January 21, 2023
Massive congratulations to @LiamBeefySmith & Joe Mc plus the whole team. What a top fighting family they are. @ChrisEubankJr stepped up to the plate gladiator style, no one can question his desire to win. Great night for Boxing.
— peter fury, (@peterfury) January 22, 2023