The middleweight clash between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr was a display of explosiveness; Liam Smith was successful in stopping Eubank Jr in the 4th round and was announced the winner via TKO stoppage. They are going to face each other off one more time for the rematch that is scheduled to take place on the 2nd of September at the Manchester Arena.
This is Chris Eubank Jr's (32-3) perfect opportunity to get redemption for the tough defeat; based on his recent performance Eubank Jr should assess the weak areas and make the necessary adjustments to battle-proof himself from the threat Liam Smith (33-3-1) can turn out to be.
Liam Smith's thoughts on Chris Eubank Jr
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Liam Smith described how Chris Eubank Jr would be and explained how he is ready for the challenge ahead. "So that makes him dangerous," Smith said, as quoted by skysports.com.
"Do I think Chris is scared of me? No. He's got vulnerabilities now and he's probably got 'fear' of me as in he knows I can knock him out. Fighters are not scared in that sense. Clever maybe." "I don't want to be chasing no one around the ring, I don't want to have to be having to cut the ring down off somebody which I had to last time.
Smith further said: So if he comes to me for a fight, great, I'll meet him head on and he's easier to catch. If he's in front of me, he's easier to catch". "You didn't budge me, you didn't even make me take a backwards step.
You're the 'big middleweight' and I basically chased you around the ring, In a fight that you said you dominated, you jabbed my head off then you landed six, seven, eight uppercuts - a round later I knocked you out. So, by all accounts, you can't hurt me. Yet I know I can hurt you. I hurt you easy because I didn't even put anything into the shots".