Former welterweight world champion Liam Smith sat down with our resident boxing expert Rob Tebbutt prior to his stunning victory over Chris Eubank Jr.
The Liverpudlian will take on Chris Eubank Jr at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night with the winner likely to step up to challenge for a world title in the stacked 160-pound division.
Smith, the 12/5 underdog, has been fine-tuning his preparations for the much-anticipated showdown throughout fight week, but found time to give us his exclusive thoughts ahead of one of the biggest nights of his boxing career.
Despite Eubank Jr being the 1/3 odds-on favourite to taste success, Smith tells us why he is so convinced of victory in Manchester and reveals what really happened when the pair met in that well-publicised sparring session earlier in their fighting careers.
The 34-year-old also pinpoints why he feels he is technically far superior to his forthcoming opponent, sets out why Eubank Jr’s attempts to get under his skin have never been primed to succeed and lays out his lofty ambitions of becoming a two-weight world champion.
Watch the full, and exclusive, 23-minute interview now.
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