Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr. Set for Rematch Showdown this Weekend. Will it be repeat or revenge in Manchester?
After several postponements, the highly anticipated rematch between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr. is finally slated for this Saturday, September 2, at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. The event is set to get underway at 6 p.m. UK / 1 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. UK / 5 p.m. ET. The fight will air live on ESPN+ and Sky Sports.
Their initial encounter took place in January, and it resulted in a one-sided beatdown with Smith securing a fourth-round knockout. Eubank Jr. is determined to turn the tables and seek redemption on his path to a world title shot.
"I don't need to reinvent the wheel," remarked Eubank Jr. confidently. "I just need to perform better than I did in January."
Eubank Jr. has been rigorously preparing for this rematch, expressing strong belief in his ability to deliver an improved performance. Nonetheless, Smith remains a formidable opponent, promising a fierce battle.
The rematch serves as the main event on a fight card that promises more thrilling matchups. In the co-main event, Mark Heffron defends his British super middleweight title against Jack Cullen, adding to the evening's excitement. Also, keep an eye out for Adam Azim as he faces Aram Faniian in an engaging super lightweight bout.
Fight enthusiasts can catch the action live on ESPN+ and Sky Sports.
Here's a glimpse of the fight card:
According to the odds provided by Caesars, Liam Smith is the favored fighter at -160, with Chris Eubank Jr. listed as the underdog at +135. Meanwhile, as per Sports Interaction, Liam Smith holds the favorite status at -153, with Chris Eubank Jr. being the underdog at +120.