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Chris Eubank Jr: Liam Smith fight will be "everything fans want"

Chris Eubank Jr believes boxing fans are in for a treat when he faces Liam Smith at Manchester's AO Arena this weekend.

"It's going to be fun, it's going to be everything fans want. This is the type of fight you're going to re-watch over and over again," Eubank told bet365.

Saturday's all-British middleweight affair looks set to be a close contest, with Eubank (4/11) and Smith (11/5) exchanging some fierce words in the lead-up to the much-anticipated bout.

Eubank is confident he has the beating of Liverpudlian Smith, who he deems an easier fighter than his previous matchup against Conor Benn which was cancelled at the last minute.

"Conor had that unknown, unpredictable aspect to him which is why I think it would have been a tougher fight than what Liam is going to bring.

"I know what Liam is, there will be no surprises or tricks up his sleeve. He is what he is - a very A,B,C fighter - and I'm going to exploit that."

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The 33-year-old from Hove in East Sussex is excited for what the future holds following his domestic clash with Smith, with possible super-fights on the cards against the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez and of course his long-time nemesis in Conor Benn.

"That's the exciting thing - there's so many options out there for me. The options are endless, there will be big fights on the way.

"Me and Conor [Benn] now have our own story, it's not just the case of our dads fought so we should fight. We now have our own beef and reasons for wanting to get in the ring."

But before any focus upon potential super-fights down the line, it's down to business for Eubank in what will likely be a testing fight against a very capable opponent in Smith.

"Liam's style is going to gel so well with mine. It's going to be a hell of a fight."

Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith takes place on Saturday 21st January at the AO Arena in Manchester.

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