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 before sending Malinga (167) crashing down from a terrific right to the head in the fifth. Although Malinga made it up, still shaky he was taking some heavy blows when the bell came to his rescue. However, from there on as both men tired there little action worthwhile to mention.