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British boxer Eubank Jr. wears a rainbow arm during the weigh-in

British boxer Eubank Jr. wears a rainbow arm during the weigh-in

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – British boxer Chris Eubank Jr. wore a rainbow arm to the weigh-in on Friday ahead of his middleweight bout against Liam Smith after a nasty exchange at a press conference.

Smith had repeatedly asked Eubank at Thursday’s pre-fight press conference “do you want to tell us something?” in reference to Eubank’s sexuality.

Eubank hit back with claims about Smith’s fidelity to his wife, with Sky Sports apologizing for “personal and homophobic remarks”.

On Friday, Eubank wore a pro-LGBTQ armband on his right arm during the weigh-in and face-off with Smith ahead of their battle at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday.

Eubank, whose father was also a former champion, later tweeted: “We don’t discriminate… we don’t alienate. We want boxing and the sport as a whole to be inclusive.”

The British Boxing Board of Control said it was “considering the conduct” of the fighters. Eubank had also made disparaging comments about Smith’s hometown of Liverpool.






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