Liam Smith: “I’m Confident; I’m A Better Fighter Than Chris Eubank”

Smith Feels Guaranteed of Victory In Eubank Jr. Rematch

Liam Smith confident of victory in Chris Eubank Jr. rematch
Liam Smith confident of victory in Chris Eubank Jr. rematch | credit: Getty Images/PA

Liam Smith Confident he Beats Chris Eubank Jr. Again


It’s all business for former junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) as he’s just days away from his September 2 rematch with Chris Eubank Jr. (32-3, 23 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Smith is clear that he will leave the ring as the victor.

ON MY TERMS

Things were contentious when the two fighters held a public workout for the boxing media as Eubank Jr. arrived late. Instead of waiting on his adversary, Smith worked out as scheduled. During an interview with Sky Sports, Smith explained his decision not to wait on his opponent.

“I’m not sitting here playing the Eubank game. It’s about me this time . . . I don’t need to watch Chris. I’ve seen all I need to see of him, anyway . . .I don’t have to bow down to waiting on his terms.”

Smith and Eubank previously fought on January 21, with Smith winning by fourth-round stoppage. For the rematch, Beefy has insisted on being the A-side, and his camp controls every aspect of the promotion. In his mind, Eubank Jr.’s late arrival was an attempt to get in his head.

But the 35-year-old Smith said he’s a veteran, and any attempted tactics from his rival are pointless once the bell rings. Beefy thinks Eubank Jr. is vulnerable. When asked about a prediction, Smith said the following:

“I’m confident, regardless of whether I knock him out again or beat him on points. I’m a better fighter than Chris Eubank.”

Is Smith correct that he is simply the superior fighter? Or, can Eubank Jr. turn things around and gain his measure of revenge? They will settle their differences once and for all on September 2.

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