Boxing Results: Chris Eubank Jr defeats Marcus Morrison


By Mark Eisner: Former IBO tremendous middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (30-0, 22 KOs) defeated domestic-level fighter Marcus Morrison (23-4, 16 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous resolution on Saturday night time on the Manchester Area in Manchester, England.

The scores had been 98-92, 98-92, 98-92. Boxing Information 24 had it by the identical 98-92 rating for Eubank Jr. Eubank Jr was too good for Morrison and had him on the verge of being knocked out in rounds 2 and 6 when he threw a flurry of photographs whereas he was towards the ropes.

Though Eubank Jr claimed after the battle that he may have knocked Morrison out, it didn’t look that method. Eubank Jr was lacking quite a lot of his photographs when he was flurrying on Morrison, and he acquired nailed a few instances by the youthful, extra highly effective Twenty eighth-year-old fighter.

Within the tenth, Eubank Jr was buzzed by a giant left hook from Morrison when he unloading on him with a storm of photographs. After getting clipped, Eubank Jr backed off and didn’t do a lot for the rest of the spherical.

The 31-year-old Eubank Jr. seemed like his physique had aged within the final two years because the final time he fought in 2019 towards Matt Korobov.

“I felt good, that’s precisely what I did, I field. I had him harm unhealthy within the second spherical, I in all probability may have stopped him there,” mentioned Eubank Jr after the battle. “However I needed to get some rounds in.

“So I made a decision to field and work my method via the battle. On the identical time, he’s a tricky child. I’ve knocked guys out with these sorts of photographs.

“I’m a killer, After I see a knocking, I often take it however I’m right here to be taught. You may’t get higher by knocking a man out within the second spherical.

“So, I made a decision to maintain him in there. I’m not taking something away from him. He’s a tricky child,” mentioned Eubank Jr about Morrison.

“I gave him an A+ as a result of he did quite a lot of what he was engaged on,” mentioned coach Roy Jones Jr. “A man like Marcus is able to knocking you out. He had an exquisite jab tonight.

“Tonight was a part of a plan. it was rounds we wanted,” mentioned Kalle Sauerland. “This yr is about two large fights. whether or not it’s Golovkin, Andrade.”

Eubank Jr wants extra time to get the ring rust out as a result of he doesn’t seem like he’s able to beat both Gennadiy Golovkin or Demetrius Andrade. If Eubank Jr fights both of these guys, he’ll lose and probably get knocked out.


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