Middleweight contender, Chris Eubank Jr, has spoken of his plans for the Liam Smith rematch after being stopped for the first time in his career in their previous fight.
Ahead of their second clash, Eubank believes there is little he needs to change, other than one key part of his game.
He was knocked out in the fourth round by Smith back in January, and, after weeks of rumours of swerving the second fight to challenge Conor Benn, it was announced that he and Smith will meet again as per his rematch clause.
There were plenty of mind games and press conference antics – some taken too far – ahead of the first contest, and it’s expected to be the same again this time around.
Allegations of an elbow being used during ‘Beefy’s’ brutal combination which ended the fight four months ago have added to what already seems a strong dislike between the two Brits. Eubank’s theories that the referee stopped the fight too early were met with calls of delusion from his opponent.
In an interview with Seconds Out, Eubank continued to back up those claims, saying there is only one thing that he must change in order to avenge his defeat.
“I think the thing that mostly needs to change is the mindset.
Maybe I did underestimate him a little bit, maybe I did get a little bit too complacent at times, but I feel like the strategy was working. It just wasn’t meant to be on that particular night.”
Eubank will rematch Smith at the AO Arena on June 17th in Manchester, live on Sky Sports pay-per-view.