Liam Smith has always been confident that he would beat Chris Eubank Jr if they were to fight, and his belief increased after some past sparring sessions.
The two men both now fight on Sky Sports after Smith put pen to paper on a multi-fight promotional deal four days ago with Boxxer. Although the 33-year-old fights at 154lbs he is prepared to move to 160lbs to face the Middleweight world title contender.
He told Sky Sports Boxing:
“I’ve always put my name in for that [Eubank fight].”
“That’s a fight that I’d jump at tomorrow. That’s a fight that I’d love, that’s a fight that I know could be made now. With me back on Sky that’s one that they’ll probably push to make.”
Smith then commented on the time he has already spent in a boxing ring with the Brighton man.
“We had some good spars, and you can’t really take too much off a spar, sparring in general. But them spars, we done a lot, have also made me massively confident I’d beat Chris Eubank.”
Eubank Jr, currently ranked number one with the WBA , was last in action five months ago against Liam Williams winning emphatically on points. Reflecting on the performance Smith had a word of warning for the winner.
“If Chris Eubank fights me the way he fought Liam Williams, I think I’d beat him handily.”
“I think he’s stuck in styles, trying to fight the way Roy Jones [the boxing legend who now trains Eubank] fights. So that’s one that I’d bite your hand off for and I’d bite your hand off for it next, if you want the truth.”
Undisputed Super Welterweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBO mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu are the two other names that Smith is hoping to land fights against. The Liverpudlian is ranked at two, three and four with the WBO, WBC and WBA, respectively.
“It’s exciting the position I’m in at the moment.”
“If all four belts become vacant, I’ll probably get a choice of route.”