Chris Eubank Jr wasn't supposed to be in today's main event in Sheffield, but he was. And with his opponent a grossly overmatched 39-year-old American club fighter, the results were inevitable.
Eubank (20-1, 15 KO) stopped Tony Jeter (20-5-1, 14 KO) in round two of a pointless exhibition that served no purpose other than to get Eubank back in the ring, overwhelming the Maryland native and landing punches at will in the first round before dropping Jeter with a hook. Jeter was on bad legs for the remainder of the round, and referee Howard John Foster stepped in as soon as he could in round two with Jeter still outrageously beyond his level, nothing having changed from the first frame.
Eubank, 26, will now face Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (22-1, 15 KO) on December 12. That, too, is a fight that Eubank should be expected to win handily, but is still vastly superior to this farcical matchup.
On the undercard, Gavin McDonnell (14-0-2, 4 KO) retained the European super bantamweight title with a decision win over France's Jeremy Parodi (37-3-1, 9 KO) on scores of 117-111, 117-111, and 118-110. In featherweight action, Leigh Wood improved to 16-1 (8 KO) with a ten-round decision win over Josh Wale (18-8-2, 10 KO). Scores were 98-92, 99-92, and 99-91.