Chris Eubank Jr fought like he was trying to make a point today, and at times put himself in some danger with a reckless attack, but he came through his grudge match with Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan just fine, stopping the game but outclassed Irishman after the seventh round.
Eubank (21-1, 16 KO) was wobbled a couple of times in the fight, largely due to his own overaggressiveness, which got him clipped by some O'Sullivan left hooks. But for the most part, it was the flashy uppercut-led attack of Eubank, 26, that dominated the fight, and forced O'Sullivan's corner to stop the bout after seven rounds, with their man taking too much punishment.
"He's got a chin, I'll give him that," Eubank said of O'Sullivan. "Afterward I went over to him, and I said, 'Are you going to apologize for the kiss?' He apologized and I shook his hand. The beef is squashed. He took a hell of a lot of punishment. And obviously he had to give up on his stool. But this was just a stepping stone. I'm on to bigger and better things now. I'm on track to become world champion very soon."
When asked what his next target would be, "I want everybody who has a world title."
O'Sullivan (22-2, 15 KO) said of the stoppage, "I was well behind. The better man was winning. They felt as though they better pull me out to fight another day, because I was never going to win the way the fight was going. I tried my heart out. I tried my best. My best wasn't good enough tonight."