Liam Smith has issued an apology to his team following a brutal stoppage defeat at the hands of Chris Eubank Jr. The British boxer admitted that his performance was not up to par and commended his rival on his victory.
The fight took place on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena, with Eubank Jr emerging victorious in the 12th round. Smith, who was aiming to secure the vacant WBA Intercontinental middleweight title, was unable to withstand the relentless onslaught from Eubank Jr.
In a post-fight interview, Smith acknowledged his disappointment in his own performance, stating that he didn’t execute his game plan effectively. He expressed his regret to his team, acknowledging their hard work and support leading up to the fight.
Despite the defeat, Smith showed sportsmanship by congratulating Eubank Jr on his win. He recognized the skill and determination displayed by his opponent throughout the match. Smith also thanked his fans for their unwavering support, promising to bounce back stronger in future fights.
Eubank Jr, on the other hand, expressed his satisfaction with the victory. He praised Smith for putting up a tough fight and acknowledged the significance of the win in his career. Eubank Jr’s performance has garnered attention and speculation about potential future matchups against other top contenders in the division.
The fight received mixed reactions from boxing fans and pundits, with some praising the intensity and competitiveness displayed by both fighters, while others criticized the stoppage and raised concerns about Smith’s well-being during the bout.
Smith’s defeat marks a setback in his quest for a world title, but he remains determined to continue his boxing journey. The British fighter has previously held the WBO light-middleweight title and has proven his resilience in the face of adversity.
Both Smith and Eubank Jr will now assess their next steps in the sport. The defeat serves as a learning experience for Smith, who will undoubtedly work on improving his performance in future matches. Meanwhile, Eubank Jr will look to capitalize on his recent victory and further establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division.