Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19KOs) defeated tough Australian Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7KOs) to pick up the IBO super-middleweight belt via a 10th round stoppage at the Olympia in London.
Eubank, 27, dominated every round and caught the visitor from down under with some flush shots but the battle hard Aussie wouldn’t budge and continued to defend his title with pride.
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The challenger from Brighton, son of British ring legend Eubank Senior was a little off the pace and took his time to get into a rhythm. He often missed Quinlan with wild hooks but when he warmed into the fight he began to land cleaner and the writing looked on the wall as the fight entered the second stage.
Eubanks left hook landed often and particularly well and his better boxing ability and unpredictability was the key. Former Middleweight British champion Eubank, was having his first fight in the higher weight class and although he didn’t show conclusive KO power in this one, he did hurt his man badly in the sixth and ninth rounds, but Quinlan hung on in there until the finish in the tenth.