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Chris Eubank vs Thulani Malinga

Chris Eubank vs Thulani Malinga

Date: 1st February 1992

Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Title: WBO World Super-middleweight Title

Promoted by: Matchroom Boxing

Tv: ITV

Chris Eubank
( 29 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 168 lbs

Thulani Malinga
( 33 - 6 - 0 )
Weight: 167 lbs


In the first defence of the WBO world super-middleweight title, he won in a vacant title bout against fellow countryman Michael Watson, Eubank faced South African Thulani Malinga at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.

Malinga made the champion earn every point on his way to a unanimous decision win.

Eubank dropped the South African for a count in the 5th round.

Scores: 112-115 | Mike Glienna 116-112 | Andre Van Grootenbruel 115-113.