The rematch between middleweight rivals Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith and Chris Eubank Jr has a brand new date, with the 2 now set to collide at Manchester’s AO Area on Saturday September 2.
Streamed stay and solely on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace, the cardboard titled ‘Smith vs Eubank II: Rehearsal or Revenge?’ will finish the heated rivalry, 9 months after their electrifying first assembly.
Smith and Eubank Jr first fought in January in a struggle that solely lasted a minute into the fourth spherical earlier than Smith claimed victory with a surprising pair of knockdowns.
Upset by the referee’s interference and decided to avenge the defeat, Eubank Jr instantly activated the contractual rematch clause and entered an prolonged coaching camp targeted on defeating Liverpool man Smith.
With an earlier date having been postponed as a result of Smith’s minor harm in coaching camp, the simmering rivalry has reached new heights with every passing month and is about to achieve boiling level on September 2.
“I am glad the date is about now and we are able to look ahead to eliminating this itch that wants scratching. I am absolutely healed now, harm free, and looking out ahead to ending Chris Eubank Jr’s profession on September 2,” Smith mentioned.
“No extra excuses, no extra postponements. Smith cannot run perpetually. September 2 is my revenge day,” Eubank Jr mentioned.
Boxxer promoter and CEO Ben Shalom mentioned: “The rivalry between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr has shortly change into one of the vital heated in British boxing. Their January struggle was one of the vital thrilling encounters in Boxxer historical past. We count on tickets to promote out for September 2 at AO Area as followers rush to ringside for what’s assured to be one other unimaginable firefight.
Kalle Sauerland, International Head of Boxing at Wasserman Boxing, mentioned: “Good issues come to those that wait, and so postponements will solely make victory just a little sweeter for Chris, when he lastly meets Liam Smith on September 2. Chris will ship an electrical efficiency.
A Boxxer press launch was used on this article.
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