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Who won Eubank Jr vs Morrison?
Chris Eubank Jr beat Marcus Morrison by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 98-92, 98-92 in favor of winner Chris Eubank Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dereck Chisora losing to Joseph Parker. Also, on the undercard Dmitry Bivol defeated Craig Richards for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight belt, Katie Taylor was victorious over Natasha Jonas and James Tennyson lost to Jovanni Straffon.
Eubank Jr vs Morrison stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcus Morrison made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Eubank Jr had a slight advantage in power over Morrison, with a 76% knock out percentage over Morrison's 70%.
Chris Eubank Jr was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & Marcus Morrison fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Morrison, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 95 more professional rounds, 213 to Morrison's 118.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at middleweight.
Eubank Jr vs Morrison form
Eubank Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Matt Korobov on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight and WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Morrison's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.5 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Morrison start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs Morrison?
Chris Eubank Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Marcus Morrison made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.