Liam Smith: I’ll beat Chris Eubank Jr, then we can take rematch to Anfield and I’ll beat him again | Boxing News

Liam Smith is relishing his showdown with Chris Eubank Jr, the initial important combat of 2023.

Smith and Eubank Jr will clash on January 21 at the AO Arena in Manchester, stay on Sky Sporting activities Box Business.

It is a battle that Smith, in spite of Eubank’s rewards in sizing and body weight, completely believes he will acquire.

“If I was having this combat for any other motive than I feel I defeat Chris, I’d have took this combat in December – I am not going to battle to make 160lbs. I would have took this fight, took my cheque and went residence,” Smith reported.

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“I took this struggle when I am 100 for every cent ready mainly because I know I’ll defeat Chris. I’ll conquer Chris yet again in the rematch if he wants.”

There is a rematch clause in their agreement. If Liverpool’s Smith is victorious and Eubank does contact for the rematch, a 2nd struggle in between the pair will be even greater.

Smith believes it could headline at Anfield stadium in his hometown.

“I believe so due to the fact of the atmosphere and the buzz we’re likely to get in Manchester and I believe it’s going to be again below yet again in the North West. I assume Anfield’s begging for a combat. So I consider if it is really good ample then we can acquire it back to Anfield,” he claimed.

“I am 100 for every cent self-confident of beating Chris Eubank Jr and if anything I’ll possibly have the selection to continue to be at middleweight, go again to 154lbs if [the world] titles come to be vacant or whichever.

“I completely intend on beating Chris. It’s not going to harm any of my rankings, it is really not heading to transfer me again from the situation I am in. I imagine I am going to conquer Chris and then we’ll see how the photograph unfolds.”

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Smith only moved up to middleweight in his very last combat, whereas Eubank Jr has expended his job running at 160 and even 168lbs.

But Smith is untroubled by any edge that might look to give his opponent.

“I’ll guess every single penny, nonetheless substantially you want, I am going to be heavier than Chris Eubank in the ring,” Smith reported.

“Chris has acquired the system variety in which he finds it tricky to reduce [weight] and isn’t going to place a lot on. He’s most likely walking spherical 6, 7, eight lbs in excess of his fat and maybe will get in the ring the exact same. Probably puts 7, 8 pounds on, maybe a small little bit extra from 160lbs.

“Do not be fooled. He is not [a super-middleweight]. Appear at him from the side. He’s the width of a cup,” Smith continued.

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“It is really why I had no challenges with this combat becoming at whatsoever bodyweight it was. I know I’m significant enough and sound ample myself. I know Chris appreciates that. We have sparred so he is not foolish.”

What gives Smith these assurance is his faith in his very own boxing techniques.

“I consider he’s a fit excellent athlete who’s received a quite, pretty great chin,” Smith observed.

But he declared: “If Chris was a 154lbs fighter and the sizing wasn’t concerned and this match was built – who wins? I feel if you talk to men and women to strip it back in that feeling, I assume beside the measurement, I do almost everything improved than Chris, fundamentals, range.

“I am massively self-assured no matter what way the fight will be that as extended as I convert up fit and ready, I beat Chris Eubank.”

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