Liam Smith went overboard along with his trash-talking throughout as we speak’s remaining press convention, making homophobic remarks about Chris Eubank Jr forward of Saturday’s conflict on the Manchester Area in Manchester, England.
Unable to match the verbal eloquence of Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KOs), an angry-looking Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs) went for the throat, implying that Chris was secretly homosexual by asking him and the viewers in the event that they’d ever seen him with any women.
Displaying his class & dignity, Eubank Jr elected to take the excessive highway, selecting to not get private with Smith in the identical means.
With Smith taking what had been a comparatively peaceable remaining press convention into the mud, Eubank Jr stored his cool, stating that he’d heard that he cheats on his spouse. Eubank Jr mentioned he’d choose to be homosexual than to cheat on his partner.
Liam Smith: “You go on about women? Has anyone on this room ever seen you with a woman? You bought one thing to inform us?”
Chris Eubank Jr: “If you wish to get private, speaking about being homosexual? I’ve been informed you cheat in your spouse. I’d slightly be homosexual than a cheat.”
To see Smith taking the dialog to this degree was mandatory as a result of he ought to have stayed skilled and centered on the battle forward of him on Saturday slightly than making homophobic remarks about Eubank Jr.
Smith has acquired his work reduce out for him on Saturday evening as a result of he’s not a pure middleweight, and he’s outsized, outgunned, and outclassed by Eubank Jr on paper.
Whereas some boxing followers consider that the 34-year-old Liam has an opportunity of profitable, for those who noticed his current performances in opposition to Jessie Vargas and Magomed Kurbanov, he has zero shot of beating Eubank Jr. The one actual query is how one-sided it’ll be.
Eubank Jr needs to be combating high quality middleweights slightly than choosing an growing older former paper champion from the 154-lb division in Liam Smith. It’s good that the UK followers consider the Eubank Jr vs. Smith battle might be aggressive, however in actuality, it in all probability received’t be. For those who take a look at the current performances of Eubank Jr and evaluate them to Smith’s, this battle received’t be aggressive.
Smith would seemingly lose badly to Eubank Jr’s final opponent Liam Williams if he had been to face him now at this profession stage.