Chris Eubank Jr pulls out of a fight, and people only want to talk about one thing 2 years ago

Chris Eubank Jr pulls out of a fight, and people only want to talk about one thing

Chris Eubank Jr was criticised for a tweet last week following Gennady Golovkin's defeat of Kell Brook.

The Kazakh fighter broke Brook's eye-socket during their middleweight bout at the O2 in London, after five rounds the 30-year-old's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel.

Following the bout, Eubank called-out the undefeated Golovkin, and claimed that, unlike Brook, he "don't own towels."

The British fighter was rightly criticised for what was an insensitive, and misguided tweet. Promoter Eddie Hearn called it "possibly the most ignorant comment I have ever read on social media," and boxing fans weren't impressed.

With that comment in mind, Eubank couldn't have picked a worse time to pull out of a fight with an injury.

The 26-year-old may not own a towel, but he has vacated the British middleweight belt after suffering a "severe injury" in sparring and has pulled out of his title defence against Tommy Langford.

The fight was due to take place next month.

Eubank released a statement on Saturday evening confirming the news:

"The severe injury to Chris Jnr's elbow follows an ongoing injury which has been a recurring issue for the last 18 months. This allows Chris Eubank Jnr, and his management, the opportunity to relinquish the title which provides all contenders the right to earn a living and fight amongst their equal calibre of competitors."

Given Eubank's comments and boasts last week, he was never going to receive any sympathy from boxing fans on social media. The word "towel" came up quite a bit.


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