Chris Eubank Jr, the son of legend Chris Eubank will fight Liam Smith who made his debut in 200, at the main event on Saturday. Eubank Jr and Smith both are British boxing professionals.
According to the statistics, Eubank Jr. has a significant advantage over Smith, having a 72% knockout percentage compared to Smith's 59%. Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith both engage in combat from an Orthodox stance. Liam Smith is more experienced than Eubank Jr and Smith is also a former world champion.
In a video he released last week, Eubank claimed to "cook" Smith, 34, when they face off in the ring. He most recently defeated Liam Williams in Cardiff, knocking him down four times en route to the victory. Eubank Jr is known for his toughness, ferocity and high-intensity combination punching.
Here's everything you need to know about Chris Eubank Jr (32-3-1, 19KOs) vs Liam Smith (32-2, 23KOs).
When is Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith?
Date: Saturday, January 21
Main card: 6 p.m. GMT |1 p.m. ET
Main event (approx): 10:15 p.m. GMT | 5:15 p.m. ET
This 12 rounds fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester. The main card is set to begin at 6 p.m. GMT |1 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks scheduled for 10:15 p.m. GMT |5:15 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office this Saturday.
What has been said?
Smith: "He's making a big mistake fighting me. Every time he has fought at the top level, he has failed. I know I am at that level and when he steps up on January 21st in Manchester, I'm confident he'll lose again.
"If he was at 60% for the fight that never was against Conor Benn, then he'll need to be at 160% to be ready to face me, a former world champion, in front of thousands of my fans in the North-West.
"For Chris, this is a high-risk, low-reward. For me, it's the perfect platform to show I will rule the world again in 2023. He needs to be prepared for the toughest night of his career."
Eubank Jr: “He’s a competent fighter, but class beats competence every day of the week. It’s a good opportunity for me to show I’m twice the fighter that he is as well as those he has faced.
“Sixty per cent is much too generous to give to Liam Smith. He’s below that and if he’s ready for it then he will receive it.
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