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Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith report
Who won Eubank Jr vs Smith?
Liam Smith beat Chris Eubank Jr by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Also, on the undercard Ekow Essuman was victorious over Chris Kongo for the BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship, Richard Riakporhe beat Krzysztof Glowacki and Joseph Parker defeated Jack Massey.
Eubank Jr vs Smith stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Liam Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Chris Eubank Jr was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Eubank Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & Liam Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 1 month later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 217 to Smith's 232.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO at middleweight.
Eubank Jr vs Smith form
Eubank Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Liam Williams on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Wanik Awdijan on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marcus Morrison on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, 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.
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.
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Hassan Mwakinyo on 3rd September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jessie Vargas on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Fowler on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Kurbanov on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
He had won against Roberto Garcia on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Liam Smith had been fighting more than Chris Eubank Jr.
Going to this contest, Chris Eubank Jr had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 26 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing had been 6 months and 28 days ago.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Eubank Jr vs Smith?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs Smith?
Chris Eubank Jr was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Liam Smith made his way into the ring at 11/5 (+220) with oddsmakers.