Liam Smith was direct talking about Eubank Jr and his career. Smith revealed what makes Eubank so famous. "Because of the name, his second name, because of his demeanour and his attitude, he's made himself a big name in British boxing," said Smith, as quoted by skysports.com.
"It is a high profile fight. Do I think he's a better fighter than Jaime Munguia? No, so I don't think he's the second best fighter I've fought either. But time will tell. He's somehow developed himself a big name in British boxing.
The name he is, the money he's made in boxing is crazy because I think he's won a British title. He's never won a world title and he's made stupid money out of boxing and he's a big name. So they've obviously done something right.
But I think the name's helped that massively."
Liam Smith on Eubank Jr
Smith compared Eubank to the big stars of the boxing scene who failed to make as much money and left a big mark on the boxing scene. "Nothing he ever does bothers me.
He doesn't bother me. There's been better fighters, more dedicated pros so to speak, who have had very, very good careers, tough fights all the way through their careers, who haven't made an eighth of the money Chris had made.
That's the sport and that's like the business side to it. He's played the game perfectly. He's not my cup of tea but if I didn't think that of him I'd be thinking you know what, good on you mate. You've played the game perfectly.
But in the bigger picture, some of the pros who have had top careers over the years who haven't earned half the money, that's what I was saying with that. There's been world champions, who have walked out of boxing without a penny and not because they blew the money but because maybe it weren't there then and they weren't a big name but they were still world champions."