Liam Smith Explains What Makes Chris Eubank Jr. ‘Dangerous’ Ahead Of Rematch
Liam Smith believes Chris Eubank Jr. will be a dangerous fighter in the rematch for a couple of reasons.
Smith and Eubank Jr. fought back in January with Smith winning by fourth-round stoppage in a bit of a surprise. The two will now rematch on Sept. 2 in Manchester after Eubank Jr. exercised his rematch clause. He also hired veteran trainer Brian McIntyre who is Terence Crawford’s trainer.
Although Liam Smith ran through Chris Eubank Jr. in the first fight, he believes that makes Eubank Jr. more dangerous as he is wounded and is now not afraid of getting knocked out.
“So that makes him dangerous,” Smith told Sky Sports. “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.”
With Liam Smith expecting Chris Eubank Jr. to not be scared, he thinks fans are in for a better fight than the first one.
“A lot of people are going to be sitting thinking, is he coming for a fight with Liam? Is he going to try and stick it right on Liam? If he does then we’re in for a well better fight than we had last time,” Smith said.
“I’m better when somebody comes to me and tries to fight with me. That’s my ideal opponent. 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. 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,” Smith concluded.
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