Eubank Jr. Says Liam Smith Still Has To Prove He Is Better
When middleweight fighter Chris Eubank Jr. (32-3, 23 KO’s) next slides into the ring, he will do so with the weight of the world on his shoulders. This is due to trying to even the score with divisional rival Liam “Beefy” Smith (33-3-1, 20 KO’s). In their initial encounter back on January 21, Beefy managed to force a fight stoppage in the fourth round of their duel. Naturally, Eubank Jr. thinks he was the better fighter then and still does now.
The confident UK pugilist understands that, at this point, it will require much more than verbal bravado to prove his point of superiority. With this being said, Eubank Jr. realizes the personal gravity of the situation should he come up short once again.
“Even to Liam, he may not admit it, but he was not expecting the fight to finish how it finished, nobody was. But again, it’s not for me to say, I have to prove that I am the better fighter. Me saying it, believing it is not enough. And again, if he pulls it off again, if he does what he did in the first fight in this fight, I can’t argue with anybody. I can’t argue with him, I can’t argue with the boxing public, he will be the better fighter and that’ll be it. But as if right now, I believe that I am the better fighter. I know I’m the better fighter and I am going to go out there and prove it on Saturday night.”
PUT UP OR SHUT UP
Now that we’ve arrived at the eve of their rematch, Eubanks Jr.’s words are ringing very true. There is no more room for talking and only space enough for violent action. Obviously, a loss for either man would be devastating both, mentally and professionally. Before their premiere encounter, Smith already was mulling over the idea of retirement. So, there is no telling what he’d do if he loses the do-over.
While he more than likely would not hang up the gloves if he loses, Eubank Jr. will take a substantial hit in the rankings and in overall stature in the sport. So it will be interesting to see how this bad blood feud plays out and who emerges on top. Luckily, no matter who proves to be the victor, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news.