Monday, January 23, 2023

“Kid, this ain’t your night. We’re going for the price on Wilson.”

I hadn't planned on watching the Eubank Smith fight on Saturday night but I did end up catching it in the end as I was at the Standard anyway. I thought it would be close (certainly too close for me to bet on it) but I was vaguely predicting Eubank to edge it with a stoppage in the eighth.

I was astonished though when he was brutally stopped in the fourth round by nine power punches from Smith and halted for the first time in his 12-year pro career. 

I can't help but wonder if  the very tough weight cut which he made for the aborted fight with Conor Benn was the reason for his physical vulnerability. Had his body not had time to recover from that duress four months ago? Significantly was his father right all along? I admired him for the stand he took then (Icons passim).

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