1992-02-01 Chris Eubank w pts 12 Thulani Malinga, National Indoor Centre, Birmingham, England - WBO

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1992-02-01 Chris Eubank w pts 12 Thulani Malinga, National Indoor Centre, Birmingham, England - WBO. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 112-115. Fighting for the first time since the Michael Watson tragedy it was unclear as to how Eubank (168) would react in this title defence, but after a round or so he was back in the groove and in the fifth he sent Malinga (167) crashing down from a terrific right to the head. Although Malinga made it up he was still shaky and was taking some heavy blows when the bell came to his rescue. However, from thereon the fight slowed dramatically as both men tired and there little action worthwhile to mention, but how one of the judges saw Malinga winning was outrageous to say the least.