Chris Eubank Jr says Liam Smith ’embarrassed himself’ in controversial exchange
Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith are set to battle once again in their rematch on Saturday, after the latter came out on top in their first bout in January. A second contest was swiftly set up and tabled for earlier in the summer, but the Liverpudlian star was forced to postpone as a result of a back injury that he sustained – paving the way for tonight’s contest. Here, Express Sport is on hand with all the details ahead of the clash.
When is the fight?
The 12-round fight will take place on Saturday, September 2 at the AO Arena in Manchester, the same venue that hosted their first encounter. The undercard will begin at 6.00pm while the main event ring walks are scheduled to begin at 10.00pm.
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How to watch?
TV coverage can be found on Sky Sports Box Office for UK viewers, which also features the entire undercard as supporters can watch Mark Heffron vs Jack Cullen, Adam Azim vs Aram Faniian, Mikaela Mayer vs Silvia Bortot, Frankie Stringer vs Christian Lopez Flores, Frazer Clarke vs David Allen, Florian Marku vs Dylan Moran and Lauren Price vs TBA.
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Price in the UK
Sky Sports viewers will not need a subscription to the service to purchase the pay-per-view event, though they will need to fork out a fee of £19.95 in order to watch on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky channel 492). It is available for purchase up until Friday, September 1 at midnight.
Sky customers can catch all the action from Usyk vs Dubois for just £19.95 through the TNT Box Office.
It can also be watched through BT, Virgin Media TV by going to the TNT Sports Box Office channel or online via the web or the TNT Sports Box Office App.
What happened last time?
Eubank Jr, son of British boxing icon Eubank Snr, was left stunned on the canvas as Smith was stood over him as the underdog had sealed a victory over his opponent by TKO in the fourth round. A shot to the chin shocked Eubank Jr which he dismissed as a “freak” incident before quickly triggering his rematch clause.
It was a result that surprised Smith himself, despite being confident that he could go toe-to-toe with the Brighton boxer. “There was nothing in the fight,” the victor said at the time. “I took more clean shots against Hassan [Mwakinyo]. I never even got going.”
What has been said this time?
The pair have already traded verbal jabs, as Eubank Jr questioned whether Smith would be prepared for a full fight. “There’s still a lot of questions that need to be answered,” he said on Sky Sports. “What happens when these two men get into a dogfight and they’re trading? No flash knockdowns. No jabbing competition. What happens when it gets saucy?”
Smith then asked the 33-year-old if he was “going to come for a fight this time?” Before Eubank Jr insisted that he would be the one celebrating, after lamenting his opponent’s previous post-fight party.
“When a man celebrates the way he celebrated, hugging and crying and ‘Oh my God,’ he was not expecting for that to happen,” he added. “That’s how I know he doesn’t really believe he’s a better fighter than me. When I beat him in the rematch, you’re not even really going to see me smile.”
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