Following his impressive performance on Saturday night, Chris Eubank Jr now has the freedom to consider other broadcasting options for his future fights.
Having fought on Sky for his last five matches, the 33-year-old can now listen to any offers that come his way in the days and weeks to come.
Eubank’s revenge against Liam Smith, who had previously defeated him in four rounds, was arguably the best performance of his career. The non-title middleweight contest was stopped by referee Kevin Parker in the 10th round as Smith, who had been knocked down in the fourth round, had little left to offer.
Eubank’s promoter Kalle Sauerland described the performance as a “masterclass.”
“From the first bell, fantastic tactics were displayed. The first few rounds on the inside were rough but fair. From the third round onwards, Eubank dominated in every department – movement, defense, you name it. Liam deserves credit for his fighting spirit. He played a significant role in these fights. We had our night tonight, after he had his in January.”
Eubank’s display was impressive, showing controlled and measured boxing without the wild swings or showboating typically seen in his fights. Eubank appeared disciplined and every bit a world title contender. Sauerland also highlighted the influence of American trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre in connecting the dots and bringing out Eubank’s skills.
Sauerland also noted that Eubank displayed elements of what he learned from previous trainer Roy Jones Jr, especially in his jab.
Looking ahead, there are several possibilities for Eubank’s next fight, including retired boxer Kell Brook, Conor Benn, Gennadiy Golovkin, or a trilogy with Liam Smith. Sauerland mentioned that being free from exclusive broadcasting agreements makes it easier to explore these options across different platforms.
Overall, Sauerland expressed his excitement for the future, stating that Eubank has been relentless in his training since his last loss and has overcome setbacks to deliver an incredible performance.