Chris Eubank Jr returned to the ring with a unanimous determination win over Marcus Morrison on Saturday night time in Manchester.
The son of British legend Chris Eubank Sr trash talked his opponent at instances within the bout, which was his first below new coach Roy Jones Jr.
The combat started with a quiet opening spherical.
Morrison had some success along with his jab within the early phases, although Eubank Jr replied with a few correct proper fingers.
Within the second, Eubank Jr made a breakthrough as he pushed Morrison again towards the ropes and unloaded with mixtures.
Nonetheless, as an alternative of going for the end, he stepped off and beckoned his opponent onto him – virtually taunting him and letting him survive.
Morrison took extra dangers in spherical three and the pair exchanged on a number of events.
When the motion slowed once more, Eubank Jr goaded Morrison and spoke to him in the course of the contest.
He appeared to once more beckon his opponent to throw a punch.
Morrison did so, and hit Eubank Jr sq. within the face.
He was additionally heard shouting to somebody outdoors the ring: “We’re having enjoyable child, we’re having enjoyable.”
It was unclear if he was speaking to Jones Jr or his father and sister, who watched from ringside.
In spherical 5, the combat exploded into life once more with each males hurling hooks at each other inside the primary minute.
Morrison gave as he good as he bought for a quick interval, although grew to become increasingly worn down as this sample continued into the sixth.
He appeared harm once more in rounds seven, eight and 9, however by no means stopped throwing again and refused to wilt.
The tenth noticed one final trade-up between the pair earlier than the ultimate bell rang.
Eubank Jr was declared the winner with scores of 98-92, 98-82, 98-92.
He mentioned in his post-fight interview: “I felt good, I boxed. I had him harm dangerous within the second spherical and possibly might have ended the combat there.
“However I’ve been out virtually two years, I needed rounds, I needed to expertise what it was wish to take directions from my new coach Roy Jones.
“Very powerful child, I’ve knocked guys with the photographs that he took.
“Hell of a chin and a hell of a coronary heart, full credit score to him and his staff.”