Chris Eubank Jr. got defeated by the former WBO light-middleweight champion Liam Smith at the AO Arena in Manchester last week.
After the fourth-round TKO defeat, Next Gen talked to Sky Sports regarding the fight and said that he was dominating the clash but stopped it out of respect for the referee, but that he was looking forward to a rematch with the Liverpool native.
“I felt like I could go on. I felt like I was aware of what was happening, but it was the referee’s decision and I have to respect it. I felt like I was dominating the fight before that happened, so I think we’ve got an exciting opportunity, at some point in the future, to have that rematch.”
In the same interview, talking about his opponent, Eubank stated that he cornered him with a lifetime shot and considers that fighting with Smith was not tough at all.
“A tough night? No I wouldn’t even say that, I was having fun, I was landing my shots, I was enjoying the moment. And he caught me with a once-in-a-lifetime shot. I got up, I recovered, he put it on me again with a few more shots and the referee decided it was enough.”
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Recently, the Liverpool fighter was asked about the Sussex fighter’s comment on him at the DAZN Boxing Show and Smith replied,
“I just think, Chris, which one was it? Was it the left uppercut that was once in a lifetime or was it the left hook that put you down or…? I hit you with about five or six.”
The chance of seeing this duo again in a rematch is very low, as it is reported that Eubank Jr. might move on to other fights and even try different weight divisions, but as per the contract, Beefy has to respond if Next Gen demands a rematch.