Chris Eubank Jr’s eye swelled after his brutal stoppage by Liam Smith as shocked followers declare the middleweight was left ‘trying like Popeye’ after being put down twice by his bitter rival.
Chris Eubank Jr suffered a horrific eye damage in his shock defeat to Liam Smith on the AO Enviornment in Manchester.
Smith then landed a blistering uppercut adopted by a fearsome left hook to ship Eubank Jr. to the canvas for the primary time in his skilled profession. Eubank Jr. rose to his toes on unsteady legs, however after one other barrage of punches by Smith, the struggle was stopped.
Afterward, the harm completed by Smith was obvious, with Eubank barely in a position to open his proper eye which was like a tennis ball.
Chris Eubank Jr. suffered a critical eye damage in stunning loss to Liam Smith
Followers took to social media to react to the damage, with some criticizing Eubank Jr. for his lack of preparation.
One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘That is what occurs while you go at 50%’, in reference to Eubank Jr’s declare within the build-up that he would wish to offer 50% effort to beat Smith.
One other boxing fan stated: ‘Man, Eubank Jr appears like Poppy, I assume nobody noticed it coming’.
Chris Eubank Jr (left) is destroyed by Liam Smith (proper) in Manchester on Saturday
Eubank Jr. was knocked out within the fourth spherical after a brutal uppercut by the Liverpudlian
‘Getting knocked down is one factor, however the batty beneath his eyes is hilarious. nonetheless love yuh chris. Congratulations Liam too,’ wrote a 3rd fan.
Eubank Jr. paid tribute to Smith regardless of the controversial build-up after the battle, insisting that he revered him and his household.
Many congratulations to him. He caught me with an important shot,’ Eubank Jr. stated.
‘The build-up was the build-up, in direction of the tip it acquired a bit ugly. I remorse it. I respect you, I respect your loved ones, I at all times have.
‘If the followers wish to see a rematch, we are able to have it at Anfield. Massive respect, man.
Eubank Jr. had his sights set on preventing Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez later this 12 months, but it surely appears like his probabilities of preventing both man are over now, after such losses to the Briton. Dealing with an unsure future.