Chris Eubank Jr completely dominates Liam Smith, earns 10th round stoppage
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Chris Eubank Jr scored a big and dominant victory over Liam Smith in their blockbuster rematch.
Eubank Jr and Smith met for a second time following their explosive clash in January.
Smith stunned Eubank Jr with a fourth round stoppage victory. But he was on the wrong end of a battering on Saturday as 'Next Gen' exacted revenge.
He delivered a virtuoso performance as he completely dictated the main-event showdown, earning a 10th round stoppage.
A career-best performance by the 33-year-old, who improved his record to 33-3 with the win at the AO Arena in Manchester.
As for Smith, he loses the fourth fight of his career as he moves to 33-4-1.
Round one saw some untidy grappling as Eubank Jr kept busy, throwing out his jab. He looked like the more settled fighter, landing his jab at will.
In round three, Eubank Jr showed off his hand speed as he landed a nice flurry before connecting with an uppercut.
His confidence grew in round four as he dropped Smith with a brutal uppercut. He continued to throw uppercuts and landed a stinging left hook.
He nearly stopped Smith in the following round as he landed a series of punches against the ropes. But Smith somehow survived the onslaught.
In round six, Eubank Jr attacked the body and continued to land his jab at will. He cruised the next two rounds, picking Smith apart with his jab and the occasional combination.
Eubank Jr remained the aggressor in the later rounds, completely dominating the bout as he controlled the distance, keeping Smith at bay with his jab to body and head.
Once again, Eubank Jr found the target as he dropped Smith for a second time in round 10, before securing the stoppage victory.
Speaking after his statement win, the star fighter called for a showdown against Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin while also shouting out Conor Benn and Kell Brook, who was in attendance.
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