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Boxer Chris Eubank Jr wears rainbow armband in support of the LGBTQ+ community

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British boxer Chris Eubank Jr wore a rainbow armband while attending his weigh-in for his fight agaisnt Liam Smith. On 19 January, the two middleweight fighters participated in a press conference ahead of their highly anticipated match.

While the meeting was tense due to their impending grudge fight, things took a homophobic turn when Smith made childish assumptions about Eubank Jr’s sexuality.  “You go on about girls, has anybody in this room ever seen you with a girl?

You got something to tell us?” the Liverpool boxer said. In response, Eubank Jr effortlessly shut down Smith’s anti-gay remarks by stating this his “private life” was “irrelevant to the boxing.”   “I am happy and comfortable.

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