Chris Eubank Jr. Announces the Rematch is Coming with Liam Smith
After taking some time to reflect on getting stopped by former WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (33-3-1, 19KO, middleweight contender Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr (32-3, 23KO) has officially invoked the rematch clause.
THE BACKSTORY OF HOW THIS ALL STARTED
On January 21, Beefy shocked the boxing community with a fourth-round stoppage over Eubank Jr. During the post-fight interview, Smith entertained the idea of running it back, provided Eubank Jr activates the rematch clause.
Next Gen also mentioned doing the rematch in the post-fight interview and on social media.
However, fans felt that perhaps Eubank had a change of heart after rumors were circulating that he may file an appeal. He contemplated going to the British Boxing Board Of Control (BBBOfC) to complain that Smith used an illegal elbow to win the fight. Instantly the former champion rebuked the allegation by calling it rubbish, and insisted Eubank settle things in the ring.
“You lost, you got stopped, come back from it.”
REMATCH CLAUSE INVOKED
Well, Eubank plans on doing just that. In a recent social media post, he announced the rematch clause has been activated.
During the build-up to the fight, neither man held back on throwing out verbal insults. Fans can expect things to be even more intense considering the allegation of an illegal elbow will have both men fired up at the press conference.
Smith will be riding a wave of confidence and looking to prove the victory was legit. Eubank undoubtedly wants to show that it indeed was a fluke.