Liam Smith has responded to Chris Eubank Jr's team's appeal claims by firing back at his rival and saying "Nobody believes you. You are embarrassing yourself." The controversial moment occurred in the fourth round of the fight, with Smith landing a powerful elbow strike on Eubank Jr, causing his guard to be broken, leading to the eventual strikes that ended the fight.
Eubank Jr has yet to activate his rematch clause, but his team is reportedly considering the option of an appeal. They claim that the elbow strike was illegal and played a significant role in the outcome of the fight.
Smith, however, is not taking these claims lightly. In a statement to the press, he said, "Chris Eubank Jr and his team are just grasping at straws. If that's the case, just take the rematch. What are you waiting for?"
He also added "Nobody believes you, you are embarrassing yourself."
The incident has caused heated debate and discussion among fans and experts in the boxing community. Some are calling for a rematch between the two fighters, while others argue that the fight should be overturned due to the alleged illegal strike.
It is important to note that any decision to appeal the defeat or activate a rematch clause will have to be made by Eubank Jr and his team in consultation with the relevant authorities and governing bodies. This includes the British Boxing Board of Control and the World Boxing Organization, which sanctioned the fight.
Smith's statement is a clear indication that he is not going to back down easily, and is confident in his victory. Eubank Jr and his team will have to weigh their options carefully before making any further decisions.
The fans and experts in the boxing community will be closely watching this situation as it unfolds in the coming days and weeks. With Eubank Jr yet to activate the rematch clause and Smith's strong response to the appeal claims, it remains to be seen how this situation will ultimately be resolved.