Groves v Smith: WBSS Final undercard results from Jeddah

Results from King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Former IBO super-middleweight title-holder Chris Eubank Jr. is back in the win column with a third round retirement of JJ McDonagh.

Eubank clipped McDonagh in the first round and the Irishman went over surprisingly. Despite fighting on, McDonagh was out-classed, made worse by an injured shoulder in the second.

McDonagh was forced to retire in his corner after the third and Eubank then accused him of running away.

As the pair spoke in the ring afterward, McDonagh offered to fight Eubank again without gloves after the Brighton man’s comments.

Fights with James DeGale or a chance at his old IBO belt could be on the horizon for Eubank before the end of the year.

To the massive delight of the Jeddah crowd, home favorite Zuhayr Al Qahtani saw off late replacement Mohamed Mahmoud over four rounds.

Al Qahtani now holds a perfect five fight record following a 39-37 victory across the scorecards.

Darren Surtees halted Kane Baker in two and can now boast a 9-0 C.V, whilst cruiserweight Mikael Lawal continued his progress by remaining undefeated courtesy of a stoppage.

The 23 year-old moved to 8-0 with a victory over Tamas Kozma in the third.

Kem Ljungquist battered Mourad Omar into an early submission following a punishing first round. The Dane targeted the body from the off and dug in some hurtful looking shots.

After two wincing and one-sided sessions, Ljungquist was hailed the winner as Omar was pulled out before the bell.

Earlier, Abdulfatah Julaidan became the first Saudi boxer to win in Jeddah when moving to 2-0.


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