Chris Eubank Jr has named three British fighters that he believes quit when they could have fought on.
Eubank Jr got revenge over Liam Smith at the start of the month in a dominant display after many people had written him off.
Eubank Jr managed to stop a lacklustre Smith in the ninth but praised him for fighting on – even if things were not going his way.
Speaking to IFLTV he said:
“I respected that. His team didn’t throw in the towel even though he was losing every round. He stayed in there. He took his beating like a man and a lot of fighters these days it seems they’re not willing to do that.
If the fight isn’t going their way, if they get hurt, there’s a point where they’re like ‘oh wow, this isn’t supposed to be happening, the game plan isn’t working, I’m done. Get me out of here.’
He then continued and gave examples of fighters that have quit in recent times.
“Saunders did it. Dubois did it. A lot of fighters have done it. A guy did it on the same night on the undercard. The White Rhino (Dave Allen) quit on his stool.
The mentality I had, the mentality Liam had, that’s what true fighters should have.”