Eubank Jr. stops Quinlan to claim IBO title

Chris Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr. secured his first world title, the IBO super-middleweight crown, by stopping Renold Quinlan in the 10th round of their mismatched contest at the Olympia, London.

Eubank dominated throughout the contest, especially in the final three rounds but was unable to drop Quinlan during the encounter.

In the opening rounds Quinlan took what was thrown at him very well, his defence was blunt and unrefined, but he always fired back and looked to land a big right hand.

Moving forward into the third round, there was a heated exchange with both fighters unloading and landing.

In the fourth round Eubank’s power was sufficient enough to rock Quinlan and by the end of the round, he was weaving his way to safety.

As we moved into the fifth, Eubank continued to unload on Quinlan, landing at will and looking for the stoppage.

In the sixth, Quinlan found himself in trouble once again, after he was wobbled by a right uppercut, left hook combination from Eubank.

The following three rounds played out in a similar fashion – Eubank unleashing power shot salvos with Quinlan eating them all and refusing to go down.

In the tenth round, Eubank’s relentless attack left Quinlan backed up against the roped and unable to fire back. It was at this point referee, Howard Foster, stepped in and waved off the fight.

In the post-fight interview, Eubank Jr. said this title was “a stepping stone” before going on to call out a number of boxers, including, James DeGale.

“Now I am a world champion.” said Eubank “I have my ticket to the rest of the super-middleweights. I’m coming for everybody. DeGale, I want the rest of those teeth.”

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