Manchester, Lancashire, is preparing itself, as the AO Arena will be the venue to host a heated immediate rematch between two English powerhouses, who faced each other back in January this same year.
The main event fight of this event sees the rematch between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr., in a fight that could either be sweet revenge for one side, or the final nail to seal a coffin in an interesting rivalry.
Fans were shocked when Smith dropped Eubank Jr. in January, forcing ‘Next Gen’ down to the mat for the first time in his career.
What followed was a battering so bad that the referee waved the fight off in the fourth round, handing Eubank his first career loss via TKO.
This has everybody wondering if Liam Smith had a lucky day back in January, or if he is going to be able to repeat the feat and shock the world yet again.
Saturday, September 2 at 1:00 pm ET in the AO Arena, Manchester
Ring walks time:
(Estimated) 5:00 pm ET
Liam Smith -160
Chris Eubank Jr +135
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Why Bet on Liam Smith?
Smith was the +175 underdog in the first fight, however, the stoppage earned him his fourth consecutive win and a career-defining moment that validated his skills.
The Liverpool man never had a doubt and he’s ready for a repeat performance. Smith only needed a few shots to drop Eubank and, eventually, finish the job.
Why Bet on Chris Eubank Jr.?
Eubank had his six-fight win streak snapped by Smith. The Brighton-born fighter has been relatively quiet since the loss, with the only major news being a trainer switch from Roy Jones Jr. to Brian McIntyre.
Though he believes Smith used an elbow in their first fight, he’s putting the past behind him.
Final Betting Analysis – Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 2
Smith only landed six jabs in the first fight, but they were effective enough to halt Eubank’s offense. The 35-year-old has seen more action than the 33-year-old and traditionally is known to get hot in the later rounds.
Seeing how the first fight went, ‘Next Gen’ has to be aggressive right from the start to take ‘Beefy’ down. If he doesn’t, he may be tentative coming forward in fear of his foe’s aggressive nature.
During their first fight, Smith landed nine powerful punches in the fourth, and while Eubank was the only one to land double-digit shots in the fight, it wasn’t enough to stop the big blows. It just seems that Smith is the more level-headed fighter in this clash. Eubank has more to lose because his career is literally on the line.
With a resurgence of his career, ‘Beefy’ comes in motivated to repeat the feat accomplished seven months ago and move on to a middleweight title fight.
Go for a victory for the Liverpool-born boxer at -160. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $62.50 for a total payout of $162.50.
Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr. Betting Pick: Liam Smith
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