Chris Eubank Jr reveals two excuses why he was brutally KO'd by Liam Smith in stunning boxing upset | The Sun

CHRIS EUBANK Jr pulled out the excuses and claimed he is still a better fighter than Liam Smith despite being knocked out in the fourth round of their clash.

The close encounter was ended in devastating fashion by Smith who rocked Eubank with a flurry of big shots.


The Brit hit the canvas but got back up before Smith knocked him down again, leading the ref to call a halt to proceedings.

Despite the defeat Eubank still believes he is a better fighter and explained a slip caused his second fall.

The 33-year-old also spoke about only fighting at "50 per cent", and used that as an excuse for his poor performance.

Eubank told Sky Sports: "I was dominating the fight and then I got caught. In my mind, I'm still the better fighter.

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"Obviously I wouldn't have much of an argument after a loss, but I have an argument to prove I'm the better fighter.

"He caught me with a once-in-a-lifetime shot. I feel like I was dominating the fight before that happened.

"Liam came at me again, threw a bunch more punches, I slipped and then the referee stopped it."

Eubank was left with a swollen eye and a suspected orbital break but is targeting a rematch against Smith, 34.

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After the fight his rival Conor Benn, who he was supposed to fight last year, mocked him alongside his dad Nigel.

Benn laughed at Eubank and suggested their fight would have lasted no longer than two rounds.

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