Live results: Chris Eubank Jr. won TKO-10 over Liam Smith
Chris Eubank Jr got it back in blood pic.twitter.com/keEwZ3IuO7— FoxTheG (@FoxTownley) September 2, 2023
The middleweight division gets a mid-Saturday spotlight when Liam Smith and Chris Eubank, Jr. face off in a rematch of their fight earlier this year. The bout will get going around 5 p.m. on ESPN+ in Manchester, England.
These two fought in a January bout that featured some serious fireworks by the end. Smith came in as a +200 underdog but managed the upset with a fourth round stoppage. In the return bout, Smith is a -170 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Eubank is a +135 underdog.
The favored outcome is a Smith stoppage at +140, followed by a Eubank decision at +275. A Smith decision is +300 and a Eubank stoppage is +450. Smith has won 20 of his 33 career victories by stoppage while Eubank has stopped the fight in 23 of his 32 wins.
We’ll be providing updates throughout the bout with round-by-round scoring and a final result.
Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 2 round-by-round results
Round 1: Eubank Jr. 10-9
Eubank pressing forward with his left hand, followed by a couple of tie ups. Left jab connects for Eubank. The two hug up once again as the referee brings them together for a quick speech. Clenching clinic to end the round, embank more busy with enough to win.
Round 2: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 20-18)
Less clenching this time around and Eubank appears to be the sharper fighter here. Left jab to the face for Eubank and he’s in a nice groove early. Smith not throwing as much and waiting for Eubank to press forward. Down goes Smith but it’s ruled a push down as the bell rings.
Round 3: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 30-27)
Nice combination from Eubank to start the round, landing a hook to the body and a nice right up-top. Eubank putting on a show, consecutive hooks to the body and even snuck in a nice uppercut. Smith looks a step slow. Left upper cut and left to the body for Eubank again. Smith not doing much and is behind.
Round 4: Eubank Jr. 10-8 (Eubank Jr. 40-35)
Eubank is lighting Smith up, once again a nice hook and a right upstairs. Eubank with a BIG uppercut and Smith is down on the canvas. Knockdown early in round 4 for Eubank. Smith’s mouthpiece is on the canvas. Ref directs him to his corner momentarily. Eubank pouring it on and he’s looking to end it.
Round 5: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 50-44)
Smith is in huge trouble, taking shot after shot as he trends on the ropes. Smith escapes a potential knockdown. Eubank lands consecutive uppercuts and this is a beatdown. Smith has been slow and unresponsive here, disappointing first few rounds for the favorite. He looks flustered.
Round 6: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 60-53)
Right uppercut lands on the button of Smith and Eubank Jr. is in cruise control. Right hand for Smith. Clinching to end the round again.
Round 7: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 70-62)
Eubank displays the nice pace and control from earlier rounds. Lands a nice left hook to the body and again Smith getting caught being inactive. Smith swings wildly and misses a high right hand. Right uppercut splits the guard of Smith and Eubank is on par to potentially end this soon.
Round 8: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 80-71)
Eubank playing it smart and landing timely punches. Smith clearly not himself and not even looking to throw a punch. Eubank content with the cards being in his favor, as a left hand nearly drops Smith before the bell.
Round 9: Eubank Jr. 10-9 (Eubank Jr. 90-80)
Eubank pouring it on with an uppercut to the body along with a nice left upstairs. Commentators claim Smith is dealing with a right ankle injury of some sort, limiting his mobility. Eubank taking advantage and getting whatever he wants. Punch after punch hinder Smith and this is a landslide for Eubank.
Round 10: Eubank Jr. TKO
Substantial swelling on the right eye of Smith and blood starting to form. Eubank is letting them fly and he lands a big RIGHT, down goes Smith again! Left uppercut stands him up and Smith not responding, the referee has called this fight. It’s OVER. Eubank TKO win.