Chris Eubank Jr – Liam Smith Preview


As part of the boxing confrontation within the men’s middleweight division, two experienced Britons Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith will face each other. The fight will take place on January 21 in Manchester at the AO Arena. Rivals have impressive experience, and their next battle can be extremely interesting. In the professional ring, the natives of Hove and Liverpool have already held 70 fights for two. Not only the local public, but also boxing fans from all over the world are in anticipation of this battle.

These opponents have already boxed in 2022 and won. However, this time one of the British athletes will have to lose, if a draw is excluded. If you like to bet on sports and also gamble, follow the link

Chris Eubank Jr.

The Next Generation has 34 fights in his professional career. With 32 wins (23 by KO), Eubank Jr lost twice. Billy Joe Sanders in 2014 and George Groves in 2018, Chris lost by decision. The East Sussex native has fought five in the past three years and won them all. Alternately, the right-handed from Brighton defeated James Digale, Matvey Korobov, Marcus Morrison, Vanik Avdiyan and Liam Williams. Twice “next gene” turned out to be stronger ahead of schedule and three more times by referee’s notes.

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In the next battle, Eubank Jr. will try to continue his winning streak, which has lasted more than four years. At the same time, the rival of the “next generation” will be uncompromising and should not be underestimated. Although the bookmakers consider Chris to be the favorite of this pair.

Liam Smith

The Liverpool right-hander has fought 36 pro battles by the age of 34. Having won 32 times (19 ahead of schedule), the Briton suffered three defeats and brought one fight to a draw. In September 2016, the “muscular” met Saul Alvarez and lost for the first time in his career. Over the past three years, Liam has fought seven times. After victories over Sam Eggington, Mario Alberto Lozano and Roberto Garcia, Smith went to Yekaterinburg and lost to Magomed Kurbanov there. The battle was for the vacant WBO International welterweight title, but the Merseysider failed to win it. This was followed by technical knockouts over Anthony Fowler, Jesse Vargas and Hassan Mwakinho.

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The Liverpool boxer is competitive and his only career loss was to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. So, at least, Smith can withstand the entire distance, and given the presence of a good hit of a lucky punch from Liam, it is possible.

Our forecast

The favorite of the couple has never lost ahead of schedule in his professional career. The outsider has only one loss by knockout among the pros and it happened more than six years ago. Given the stamina of the opponents, it is highly likely that there will be a long fight and it is quite possible that the winner will be determined by the judges’ notes. The “next generation” has an advantage in anthropometry, and he looks better on his feet. So Chris has a better chance of success here and he should win.

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