Middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr looked impressed at the Magna Center in Rotherham on Saturday night, stopping the durable Alexey Ribchev after 1.45 of the third round.
The 30 year-old from Bulgaria, had never previously been stopped in 24 fights and did have his moments of success but he was a late replacement and not in the best of shape. That said Eubank looked impressive and the double right hand left hook that dropped Ribchev looked very impressive.
Ribchev, 15-8-1-(5), did manage to get back to his feet but a follow up attack forced referee Howard Foster to intervene midway through the round. Ribchev was stopped for the first time in his career.
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super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr w tko 3 Alexey Ribchev
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September 14, 2013