How to watch Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Smith
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BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in to watch Chris Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23KO) vs Liam Smith (31-3-1, 18KO) just three weeks into the New Year. It'll be the first UK boxing show of 2023 and one not to be missed!
Date: The contest takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2022.
Venue: AO Arena, Manchester.
Time: Event begins at 5pm and the PPV event starts from 6pm
Rounds scheduled: 12 three-minute rounds at middleweight (160lbs).
Titles: There are no titles on the line, but Liam Smith is ranked in the top six with all the governing bodies, and so is Eubank Jr., in all but the IBF, so there's a big boost in the world rankings at stake.
Ringwalks: Ringwalks can be expected from around 10pm.
From 6pm Sky Sports Box Office will exclusively screen the bout in the UK and Republic of Ireland at a cost of £19.95.DAZN will broadcast the event in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and DACH.
Price:Buy now for £19.95
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
BBN will be providing LIVE round-by-round results on fight night HERE
Tickets for this event are on sale now at BOXXER.com selling out so fast that there's only tickets left in excess of £170 upwards.
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Also, unbeaten cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe continues his campaign towards world titles by facing former WBO World cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki.
Smith heads into this mouth-watering pay-per-view clash in the form of his life following wins over Jesse Vargas, Anthony Fowler and Roberto Garcia.
And after his winning BOXXER debut in September against Hassan Mwakinyo, Smith immediately set his sights on Eubank Jr as he plots his path to becoming a world champion for a second time.
Former WBO World champion Smith, now 34, memorably went toe-to-toe with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in 2016 and comes from a proud, illustrious bloodline of champions including brothers Paul Smith Jr, Stephen Smith and Callum Smith.
Eubank Jr is a man whose family name needs no introduction at all. Son of legendary former world champion Chris Eubank, the 33-year-old has successfully carved out his own reputation in the sport.
But in Smith, Eubank Jr faces one the toughest tests of his stellar career. The Brighton-based fighter was a former IBO world title holder and is intent on starting the New Year in style.
Eager to step back inside the ropes after his proposed October bout with Conor Benn was postponed, Eubank Jr last fought in February when he comfortably outclassed Welshman Liam Williams in Cardiff with an impressive unanimous decision points victory.
Chris Eubank Jr said: “Has he been in there with some good fighters? Yes. Are they on my level? No. He's a competent fighter, but class beats competence every day of the week. It's a good opportunity for me to show I'm twice the fighter that he is as well as those he has faced. Manchester is an iconic sporting city. It has hosted many legendary fight nights and many memorable fighters have been born there. It'll be a great performance, and the Eubank name will hopefully become a regular feature whenever the boxing history of Manchester is discussed.”
Liam Smith said: “He’s making a big mistake fighting me. Every time he has stepped up to elite level, he has failed. I am elite and he will fall again on January 21st in Manchester. If he was at 60% for the fight that never was against Conor Benn, then he’ll need to be at 160% to be ready to face me, a former world champion, in front of thousands of my fans in the North-West. For Chris this is a high-risk, low-reward. For me, it’s the perfect platform to show I will rule the world again in 2023. He needs to be prepared for the toughest night of his career.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “Liam Smith is well established name in the world's top 10. He was unfortunate to receive a biased scorecard agaimst him in Russia against Magomed Kurbanov, but it was to be expected. Disregarding that decision and Smith would be riding on a six-fight win streak with victories over Sam Eggington, Anthony Fowler and Jesse Vargas. However, he has a style of boxing that could be tailor-made for Eubank, who has become more elusive and clever since teaming up with Roy Jones Jr. He is patient now, not as aggressive and wild like he used to be. RJJ has taught him a lot and he could use that to keep away from Smith, who will be looking to fight in close. CBE could box clever to grind out a points victory.”
Everything you need to know about Eubank-Smith can be found HERE
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Fight Week Events
Wednesday: Live Workout – Open to public
The Trafford Centre, The Orient from 4pm-7pm
Thursday: Press Conference – Media only
Manchester Central Convention Complex, from 12.45pm
Friday: Official Weigh-In – Open to public
Manchester Central Convention Complex, from 1pm
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