Renold Quinlan was defeated earlier today by Chris Eubank jnr via 10th round stoppage in London, losing the IBO super middleweight title he won with a 2nd round stoppage over Daniel Geale last year. Quinlan put up a brave performance but was ultimately outmatched as Eubank was simply too quick.
Quinlan scored early on with his left jab and also with a solid counter right hand and was happy to stay in the pocket with Eubank, often surprising him with counter shots. As the rounds went on though Eubank took less and less counters and scored with heavier blows. A left hook hurt Quinlan in seventh round and from there he could only show his toughness as Eubank continued to apply the pressure. The stoppage finally came in the tenth round as referee Howard Foster was protecting Quinlan from himself. Quinlan mildly protested the stoppage but it was justified, Eubank was landing with serious leather from the seventh round onwards.
After the fight Eubank (24-1, 19 KOs) called out everyone from Golovkin to Billy Joe Saunders, the only may to defeat him, and didn’t state which weight division he would continue campaigning in. A lot of the media are underplaying this win for him but Quinlan can fight and Eubank thoroughly dominated him. As for Quinlan, I really think he just needs to be more active. He’s got nothing to be ashamed with this loss and hopefully he is back in the ring soon. Fights with either Zac Dunn, Blake Caparello or Rohan Murdock would all be excellent matchups.