Liam Smith says Chris Eubank Jr is ‘a simple evening for me’ as new BOXXER signing challenges rival | Boxing Information
Liam Smith has referred to as for a combat with Chris Eubank Jr subsequent. Now the previous WBO super-welterweight world champion has signed with promoter BOXXER, along with his fights to be screened dwell on Sky Sports activities, he desires the largest challenges out there.
After a contentious loss to Magomed Kurbanov in Russia, Smith is coming off two spectacular wins, beating Anthony Fowler of their Liverpool hometown and defeating Jessie Vargas in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard. In February Eubank travelled to Cardiff to outpoint Liam Williams, a fighter Smith has overwhelmed twice earlier than.
“I’ve at all times put my title in for that [Eubank fight]. That is a combat that I would leap at tomorrow. That is a combat that I would love, that is a combat that I do know might be made now. With me again on Sky that is one that they will most likely push to make,” Smith instructed Sky Sports activities Boxing.
Despite the fact that Eubank Jr is an even bigger man, working at middleweight, Smith is assured that he would defeat the star from Brighton.
“If Chris Eubank fights me the way in which he fought Liam Williams, I feel I would beat him handily,” Smith mentioned.
“I feel he is caught in types, making an attempt to combat the way in which Roy Jones [the boxing legend who now trains Eubank] fights. In order that’s one which I would chew your hand off for and I would chew your hand off for it subsequent, if you would like the reality.”
Smith speaks with some authority on the topic. He has beforehand shared a hoop with Eubank, although solely in sparring.
“We had some good spars and you may’t actually take an excessive amount of off a spar, sparring typically. However them spars, we completed lots, have additionally made me massively assured I would beat Chris Eubank,” Smith defined.
“If he comes for a combat, you are in for a combat with him; he is an excellent athlete, match. He isn’t sturdy however he is match.
“Boxing skill and boxing IQ I do not assume he is the best. That is why I feel he is caught in between types for the time being. I feel Roy Jones is making an attempt to get him boxing and if he tries to field me like he boxed Liam Williams, then I feel it is a simple evening for me.”
Eubank Jr is not the one main combat Smith is gunning for. He is been linked with boxing the son of legendary fighter Kostya Tszyu, Tim Tszyu, who just lately secured an excellent win over Terrell Gausha to shoot up the world rankings. Jermell Charlo, the undisputed super-welterweight champion, can be a goal for the Liverpudlian.
“The three names make my ears prick up, make me smile,” Smith mentioned.
These fights can occur as a result of Smith is so extremely ranked with the important thing sanctioning our bodies. The WBC have him at No 3 of their rankings, the WBA rank him No 4 and the WBO have him at No 2. Even when Charlo have been to maneuver as much as 160lbs and vacate his titles, Smith can be effectively positioned to combat for a kind of belts.
“It is thrilling the place I am in for the time being,” Smith mentioned. “If all 4 belts turn into vacant, I am going to most likely get a selection of route.
“The British followers know me. Put a combat in entrance of me, I am going to take it and I’ve completed that the entire means via my profession, whether or not it’s Russia, whether or not it’s drop again down a degree for a home combat with Anthony Fowler.
“Supply me a combat, I am going to take it. I like a combat.”