Eubank Jr beats Quinlan by 10th round TKO to win IBO title

05/02/2017 07:38

Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) defeated Australian Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) by a 10th round TKO on Saturday night at the Olympia, in London.

Eubank captured the IBO super middleweight title from Quinlan, and scored his sixth straight stoppage win since his sole defeat, a points loss to Billy Joe Saunders in November 2014.

Quinlan was competitive in the early rounds, exchanging punches with the challenger but as the fight progressed, Eubank's superior skills took over as he started to punish the Australian with solid shots at the end of the third round.

Quinlan’s toughness kept him in the fight but by the 7th, the Briton was landing heavy blows at will.

 The one-sided beating continued in the 8th and 9th, and referee Howard Foster finally waved off the bout at 2:07 of the 10th following another barrage of punches from Eubank.

Also on the card, Romania's Christian Hammer (24-4, 12 KOs) stopped former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) in the 7th round.

The Liverpudlian got the better of the early rounds and dropped Hammer with a right uppercut  in the fifth. But Price ran out of gas in the following round and by the 7th he was getting beat up.

Price staggered backwards across the ring after Hammer had battered him against the ropes, and referee Phil Edwards ended it at 1:22 of the round.

Price has now suffered four stoppage defeats. The previous two came against Tony Thompson and Erkan Teper, who both failed drug tests after the fight. But he will struggle to rebuild his once-promising career following his latest loss.

Hammer retained his WBO European heavyweight title.