‘NOBODY believes you!’: Liam Smith laughs off accusations of elbowing Chris Eubank Jr’s team considering appealing alleged illegal hit in win over 33-year-old… as Liverpool urge rivals to ‘just take revenge’
Liam Smith has laughed off claims by Chris Eubank Jr’s team that he illegally used his elbow in their win over the 33-year-old.
Smith secured a stunning victory over his bitter rival on Saturday, knocking him out in the fourth round of their highly anticipated contest in Manchester.
Eubank’s team have since considered appealing to the British Boxing Board of Control against the result for an alleged use of an elbow in a combination that dropped their fighter, prompting Smith to urge Eubank to activate the clause. of revenge.
Liam Smith has laughed off accusations that he used his elbow to defeat Chris Eubank Jr last weekend.
It is alleged that Smith used an elbow strike to drop Eubank, but then caught him with a clean hook to the chin before ending the fight with a left hook.
Smith has been accused of using an ‘illegal nudge’ to set up his fight-winning combination.
Via sky sports, Smith said: ‘They are clinging to straws. As much as it might be a shock to people to see Chris sitting on his ass like this, just take it under his chin.
‘You lost, you were arrested, come back from that. No one believes in you. You are embarrassing yourself.
‘Go file your complaint by all means. If that’s the case, just take revenge. What are you waiting for?
You have three or four weeks to activate the rematch clause. If it was caused by an elbow, go ahead and activate it and let’s move on.
Smith also tweeted a video of a man laughing at the news.
Eubank, though he has yet to comment directly on the allegation, did not mention an elbow after the loss.
Eubank did not appear to apportion blame for the loss for the alleged incident, telling Sky Sports after the fight: “I got caught so for me I can still perform and in my mind, I’m still the better fighter.
“Obviously, I don’t have much of an argument after a loss, but I do have an argument to show that I’m the better fighter.” It was a shot that landed, and it’s a fight I think fans will still want to see down the line.”
After the fight he tweeted: “Congrats to Liam tonight nice shot you got me there lad.” I felt like I could go ahead, but the ref is in charge and I respect his decision. We will put it up again soon.
On a possible rematch, Wasserman Boxing’s Kalle Sauerland said: ‘We have a few weeks to activate that. We will have an internal discussion, we will see what is the best way forward for Jr and we will go from there.”