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Liam Smith played Sunday League football less than 24 hours after knocking out Chris Eubank Jr

Max Sherry

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Liam Smith played Sunday League football less than 24 hours after knocking out Chris Eubank Jr

Instead of kicking back and celebrating his victory over Chris Eubank Jr with a few quiet beverages or night in front of the telly with a takeaway, Liam Smith decided he'd use the spare time to enjoy a game of football.

Less than 24 hours after knocking out Eubank Jr, Smith was playing for his local Sunday League team.

You can watch the video on Sky Sports RIGHT HERE.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The 34-year-old stunned the boxing world by sending Eubank Jr crashing to the canvas twice in round four, giving referee Victor Loughlin no choice but to wave the fight off.

Win or lose, most veteran athletes would have a couple of days off after a big sporting event – some may even go on a lovely holiday.

Not Smith, though.

Just a day after KO'ing his rival, Smith braved the cold and fulfilled his Sunday Leagues duties in Heron Eccles.

Coming on as a substitute in a cup game, Smith had the chance to tie up the match when his team were awarded a penalty late on.

But unlike the previous night, Smith couldn't land the killer blow and missed the target completely.

It meant his side suffered a 1-0 defeat, sending them crashing out of the cup.

There was plenty of bad blood heading into the grudge match, but both Smith and Eubank Jr appeared to squash their beef after the bout.

"I don't know if it was one shot or an accumulation, but I told you all week," Smith said.

"A lot got made of Chris' great chin. I've got a great chin, but there's many fighters with better chins who have been knocked out in the past.

"I told you all week, don't be surprised, nobody can not be hurt."

Meanwhile, Eubank Jr added: "Big congratulations to him. He caught me with a great shot.

"The build-up was the build-up, it got a bit ugly at the end. I regretted that. I respect you, I respect your family, I always have.

"If the fans want to see a rematch, we can get it on at Anfield. Big respect, man."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports News/Alamy

Topics: Football, Boxing

Max Sherry
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