Former world champion Liam Smith is hoping to fight Chris Eubank Jr. after he takes on Hassan Mwakinyo
The former world champion is on the hunt for a second world title
Former world champion Liam Smith is hoping to fight Chris Eubank Jr. after he takes on Hassan Mwakinyo this weekend in Liverpool.
The 154lb pair fight this Saturday, September 3rd, at the M&S Bank Arena in 'Beefy's' home city and he has made clear exactly what he hopes for next, should he emerge victorious.
“I’m glad to be back in Liverpool, this last fight I had in this arena was a memorable night for me and fully intend on doing the same thing again to Hassan,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s a dangerous opponent, heavy handed, obviously had some good wins, but I’m not any of the other Brits, I’m the best 154 in Britain and I’m hoping to become a two-time world champion.
“I’ll show why I’m levels above.”
Despite looking ahead to his next fight, the former Commonwealth, British and World champion insisted he was not being complacent by overlooking his 36th professional opponent, “I’ve had that with many opponents, I had that with Anthony Fowler. I’ve had that in my career.
“I’m from too good a family and too good a gym to overlook anybody. You’ll see that by the shape I’m in. I’m too long in the tooth to give someone a chance.
“This puts me up maybe into a mandatory shot or if they become fragmented maybe challenge for a vacant title. I’m fully focused on that.”
He was then very specific on his future plans, “I wanted a huge fight, whether it was a title fight or a Chris Eubank fight,” he asserted.
“Whether Eubank comes next is up to other people. I’ll take that next again. I’ll fight Chris Eubank tomorrow. They know that and Chris knows that.
“The message is I’ll beat Hassan, that’s my homecoming and then it’s a huge fight next.”