In front of the starter middleweight standoff on January 21, Eubank Jr transformed into the weighty #1 with the bookmakers to vanquish the Liverpudlian, whose lovely days were considered to be at striking welterweight.
Nonetheless, after a cagey laying out three rounds wherein neither one of the warriors introduced any genuine force, Smith dumped inside the fourth, floors Eubank Jr with a legitimate uppercut and left snare.
With Eubank Jr scarcely recovering his security subsequent to beating the ten depend, the ref waved off the session seconds after the battle continued with Eubank Jr in no circumstance to safeguard.
In spite of the heartless idea of his triumph, a rematch continually respected likely due to photographs surfacing which suggested that Smith may moreover have related with an elbow in the seconds sooner than what ended up being a fit-prevailing mix.
Whether that came to fruition or impacted Eubank Jr has been passed on not entirely clear, but it gives each and every layer to the storyline in front of a subsequent session.
In the outcome of his loss, Eubank Jr demonstrated that he became ready to make a trip to Anfield, the place of Liverpool football club, inside the late spring.
With Eubank Jr taken up the decision to face considered one of his homegrown rivals briefly time, Smith and his advertisers Boxxer may furthermore appearance to get that setting for June or July.
Albeit a weight has now not been point by point at this degree, it is shockingly plausible to take area at the middleweight limit of 160lbs, similarly as with the principal challenge.