Chris Eubank Jr slammed for insensitive tweet after Golovkin vs. Brook

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The boxing world is still yet to properly settle down from Gennady Golovkin's pulverising win over Kell Brook on Saturday night.

The result shouldn't have come as that much of a shock considering the Kazakhstani's record, but the fact that he managed to break one of the British fighter's eye sockets sent shockwaves around the O2 and the millions watching at home.

Unsurprisingly, many of Brook's fans were concerned for his welfare; he was rushed to hospital in the aftermath of the world title bout and is set to undergo surgery next week.


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With all that in mind, it's fair to say the 30-year-old's corner did the right thing in throwing in the towel.

However, there's one man who appears to disagree, or two if you include his father.

The ever-controversial Chris Eubank Jr felt the need to tweet this after watching Brook sustain such awful injuries:

Boxing fans were not happy, and with good reason.

After all, it's only four months since Eubank Junior put opponent Nick Blackwell into a coma, forcing him to retire from boxing. The middleweight should be more aware than anyone of the need to err on the side of caution, so his tweet was a little insensitive.

To make matters worse, Eubank Sr. also weighed into the debate, fanning the flames by adding: "Damage is what makes this the gr8 game (sic)."

The more current Eubank has since tried to backtrack on his comments, telling Sky Sports:

"It wasn't meant as any disrespect to anybody, it's just the fact of how I have been brought up as a fighter to hold myself in the ring.

"You don't look to try and end the fight - the only person who is supposed to be stopping the fight is the referee.

"The corner is there to help you clean your cuts up and put your Vaseline on, not to throw in the towel. If the going gets tough, you stay in there and take your beating like a man.

"That's what we sign up for, and that's all I meant when I said my corner don't throw in towels."

That explanation certainly hasn't made things any better. Fans were quick to slam the Eubanks, who fell out with Blackwell in the aftermath of that fight earlier this year, for their ridiculous suggestions.

Did you think Eubank's comments were fair game? Would Eubank Jr beat Golovkin? Have your say in the comments. 

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