Chris Eubank Jr. stoppage causes stir on social media
ESPN’s top boxing man Dan Rafael continues to see his feed swell on Sunday with comments regarding his views on Chris Eubank Jr’s epic stoppage of Avni Yildirim in Germany.
Eubank burst out as the tournament favorite when the Briton reached the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart.
Respected reported Rafael gave his immediate comments following the knockout that caught the eye.
Rafael labeled the halting of the bout by referee Leszek Jankowiak as ‘putrid’ and ‘horrible’ in his view. The vast majority of those watching events unfold saw the contest called off at exactly the right time.
After taking around 15-20 head shots without reply, Yildirim was clearly in trouble. Eubank then unleashed a hellacious finishing punch which almost rendered the Turk unconscious.
Badly damaged and with his head bouncing off the canvas underneath his crumpled legs, Eubank made a massive statement to his fellow contenders at 168 pounds.
The Brighton man moves on to an all-UK encounter in the last four against George Groves or Jamie Cox.
Yildirim contemplates his first career loss and goes back to the drawing board.
Prior to the win, Brit rival Callum Smith was the favorite to lift the Ali Trophy. Eubank is now positioned at almost even money to walk away with the top prize and a clutch of title belts.