Chris Eubank Jr triggers Liam Smith rematch clause after knockout defeat

Smith had suggested he would prefer a fresh opponent in his next contest, as the 34-year-old eyed a clash with former world champion Gennady Golovkin, but he now looks to be on course for a second meeting with Eubank Jr.

The Independent has approached Smith’s team for comment.

Eubank Jr’s defeat by Smith was the third of the 33-year-old’s professional career and first via stoppage. Eubank Jr (32-3, 23 knockouts) was paired with Smith (32-3-1, 20 KOs) after a catchweight contest with Conor Benn fell through in October.

Days before Eubank Jr and Benn were due to fight one another, the London bout was cancelled after news emerged that Benn’s drug tests had returned adverse findings.

Source: Read Full Article