Liam Smith has admitted that there is one fight that he would ‘pay to make happen.’
Smith is currently recovering after a rather surprising knockout loss to Chris Eubank Jr. The unsuccessful rematch came just months after Smith dispatched Eubank in handy fashion in the pair’s first fight in February.
There were rumours around the state of Smith’s fitness in the lead-up to the fight as it was postponed twice, and he has since said that Eubank’s quality should not be judged off the back of the win.
Speaking to Boxing News, Smith spoke about his desire for a rematch with Eubank.
“Fingers crossed I hope so. I’d love that fight. If you asked me now I’d pay money out of my own pocket to fight Chris again. That’s one that eats away at me.
He’s probably going to take that win and go away elsewhere rather than take the trilogy and beat me convincingly the next time.”
He then admitted he is taking a rest and will look to come back next year.
“We’ll see how it plays out. If he’s not gonna fight Conor, then who’s he gonna fight? I’ve had a good rest, let my injuries heal then look to fight in probably March.”
Smith also said he was ‘baffled’ that people called the rematch win “the performance of Chris’ career,” claiming that many more British middleweights would have won that night given his poor preparation due to injury.
The Liverpool man believes Eubank is lucky to have fought him out-of-form, and will “take the win and run.”