LIAM SMITH reckons Chris Eubank Jr is “embarrassing” himself by contemplating appealing his spectacular defeat.
Former IBO middleweight champion Eubank Jr was brutally knocked out in the fourth round of his domestic dust-up with the Liverpudlian last weekend.
But Team Eubank Jr are considering appealing the result due to an illegal elbow moments before Smith flattened Next Gen with a nasty uppercut and left hook.
The potential appeal has amused former WBO light-middleweight champ Smith, who told Sky Sports: “They are clutching at straws.
“As much as it might be a shock for people to see Chris sitting on his backside like that, just take it on the chin.
“You lost, you got stopped, come back from it. Nobody believes you. You’re embarrassing yourself.”
Smith has no qualms with Eubank Jr appealing his first stoppage loss but reckons a rematch will leave no doubt over who is Britain’s best middleweight.
The 34-year-old Merseysider said: “Go file your complaint by all means.
“If that’s the case, just take the rematch. What are you waiting for?
“You’ve got three or four weeks to activate the rematch clause.
“If it was caused by an elbow, go ahead and activate it and let’s move on.”
Eubank Jr offered no excuses for the defeat, saying: “I got caught, so to me, I’m still able to perform and in my mind.
“I’m still the better fighter.
“Obviously I don’t have much of an argument after a loss, but I have an argument to prove I’m the better fighter.
“It was a shot that landed, and it’s a fight I think the fans will still want to see further down the line.”
But along with footage of the stoppage on Instagram, coach Roy Jones Jr said: “Avoid Roy Jones Jr as a trainer!
“Never mind this elbow. Just avoid him. Damn.
“If I can take all that away from a fighter via training, no wonder I raised so much hell in my day!!”
‘You’re embarrassing yourself’ – Liam Smith breaks silence on Chris Eubank Jr elbow claim after brutal shock KO | The Sun