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Who won Eubank Jr vs McDonagh?
Chris Eubank Jr beat JJ McDonagh by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 28th September 2018 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chris Eubank Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of George Groves' and Callum Smith's clash for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship.
Eubank Jr vs McDonagh stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
JJ McDonagh made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Eubank Jr had a large advantage in power over McDonagh, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over McDonagh's 50%.
Chris Eubank Jr was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
McDonagh had a height advantage of 3 inches over Eubank Jr.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & JJ McDonagh fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 11 months later than McDonagh, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 201 more professional rounds, 201 to McDonagh's 0.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO at super middleweight.
Eubank Jr vs McDonagh form
Eubank Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.
He had defeated Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs McDonagh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:50 PM UTC at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was 2:50 PM EST or 11:50 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:50 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs McDonagh?
Chris Eubank Jr was a 53/100 (-188) favourite going into the contest, while JJ McDonagh made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.