A fight that we have been patiently waiting for since it was announced in 2022 is Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Smith. Eubank currently stands with a record of 32-2 with 32 KOs and will be looking to prove a few doubters wrong as he takes on hard-hitting Liam Smith from Liverpool who currently has a record of 32-3-1 with 19 KOs. Both of these Brits have been crowned World Champions in their career. Liam Smith held the WBO Super-Welterweight Championship back in 2015 till 2016. His reign technically lasted under a year after he was defeated in his third defence against a very strong Canelo which isn’t anything to be embarrassed about – he successfully defended his world title in two defences with both victories coming from KO.
There have been many questions asked about Chris Eubank Jr. and he has really won a World Title, he has won the IBO World super-middleweight and WBA interim title twice in his career. The reason why many people believe he is not a World Champion as the interim isn’t the full title and the IBO isn’t a fully recognised governing body in the world of boxing. Eubank Jr. isn’t new to doubters in his career due to his carrying one of the most prestigious names in boxing, from the start there were always massive shoes to fill for his father who was one of Britain’s great boxers.
Both boxers Eubank and Smith are probably a level above domestic and are equally placed in the World Rankings making it a close battle which many boxing fans are looking forward to watching! The person who wins this bout will undoubtedly go on to fight for a world title again in their next fight but the question who will come out on top?
Chris Eubank Jr. Vs Liam Smith Prediction
The bookmakers have got Eubank a slight favourite in this bout due to his recent form where he has seen to be showing some of his best boxing, we all know that Eubank Jr. is an immense talent but he has always come up short in the big occasions. One massive positive from the Eubank camp is his partnership with Roy Jones Jr who credits has prolonged his career and made him a much smarter boxer when in the ring compared to his old self. It’s surprising to see Eubank more backed as we believe this bout is a 50/50 not a 60/40 in favour of Eubank Jr.
Both are highly capable of producing a big KO or landing big blows. Eubank Jr. will mostly want to frustrate Smith by keeping the fight at a safe distance where he can use his quick hands to pick off Smith round-by-round. Both fighters are not shy of leaving everything in the ring and for that reason, we can see it going the distance.
We predict Chris Eubank Jr. to win on a points decision.
Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Smith Betting Tips
*odds was not published at the time of writing
Being such a close fight, you are likely going to find some great value in this fight. Liam Smith will want to turn this into a proper fight whereas Eubank Jr is more likely to try using his skill and speed to reduce any possible damage from the hard-hitting scouser.
Fight To Go The Distance
If you are looking for the most probable outcome of this fight then this is it. Both fighters are used to going the distance and being so evenly matched, we can see this going down to the wire.
Liam Smith KO/TKO Victory
We all love backing the underdog and the best value in this fight is going with a Liam Smith KO/TKO, as we’ve seen over his last three fights he all won by TKO. Eubank Jr. has yet to be stopped in his boxing career even against the likes of George Groves & Billy Joe Saunders but Smith is a completely different type of fighter compared to the two.
We believe the only way that Liam Smith will win this fight is through KO/TKO and the bookies have put him as a slight underdog but anything can happen in boxing!
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