....Eubank vs Carl Thompson
round 7 even
commentators had thomspon winning by a couple of points.
Great fight,with past prime Eubank up at Cruiser against decent, big punching Thompson.Chris looks a lot sharper and even faster than in his last few years at super middle, indicating a move up to light heavy may have been beneficial a few years earlier, circa Benn 2.
He started very well, showing some excellent counterpunching to build a commanding early lead.His eye had begun to shut from quite early on however; no doubt owing to the far bigger Cat's cruiserweight power, and maybe a few headbuts/elbows during the infighting.
eubank took a serious drawn out beating for most of the second half, even if he was keeping it reasonably competitive.For a smaller fighter he showed awesome punch resistance here.
Ultimately i had it a draw, which would have been a fair result imo.Not sure i could really see Eubank winning, as most of the rounds were easy enough to score.
The second fight was another good one incidentally, and about even on the cards when it was stopped.Eubank should have given his eye far more time to recover.