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Chris Eubank Jr fumes at Sky Sports commentator over his ‘shocking’ scorecard during win over Liam Williams

, Chris Eubank Jr fumes at Sky Sports commentator over his ‘shocking’ scorecard during win over Liam Williams

CHRIS EUBANK JR has hit out at former boxer and Sky Sports commentator Matthew Macklin for his scoring of the fight against Liam Williams.

Eubank, 32, beat Welshman Williams by unanimous decision in Cardiff on Saturday night.

Chris Eubank Jr was not happy that Matthew Macklin had the fight close heading into the final round
Macklin felt Liam Williams had won almost all of the middle rounds

, Chris Eubank Jr fumes at Sky Sports commentator over his ‘shocking’ scorecard during win over Liam Williams

The former world title challenger defended his scorecard on social media

The official scorecards had Eubank – who scored four knockdowns on his way to victory – winning the contest 116-109, 116-108, 117-109.

But heading into the 12th round Macklin had the fight much closer – scoring it 104-101 prior to the final three minutes.

And, despite securing the win, Eubank Jr was fuming with Macklin’s analysis and said on Twitter: “So what did you think about the commentary on Saturday?

“I’m still scratching my head at Matt Macklin’s scorecard.

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“I think Sky Sports Boxing need to buy this joker a pair of glasses before he talks about boxing again or maybe it’s just jealousy blinding him.

“Either way pretty shocking.”

Macklin was quick to respond to the boxer’s criticism as he justified his scorecard.

The former world title challenger replied: “I picked you to win and thought after those first four rounds you were going to get the stoppage.

“I was baffled that you didn’t step on the gas and was happy to just coast.

“In my opinion you threw away those middle rounds by doing so little!

“Looking the part doesn’t win rounds, punches landed does.”

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Eubank is now eyeing up a world title shot at either middleweight or super-middleweight following six wins on the bounce.

The Brit holds a record of 32 wins and two defeats – coming up short against Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves.

As well as a world title bout, he has also been linked with a rematch against bitter rival Saunders.

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