There are no titles on the line and none necessary when long-time rivals Liam Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. (32-3, 23 KOs) battle in a 12-round middleweight bout. The fight will take place Saturday, September 2 from the AO Arena in Manchester, England.
It’s a rematch of the first fight in January when Smith earned a fourth-round TKO victory. A flurry of punches that Eubank claims began with an illegal elbow to the head.
ESPN+ will broadcast the full card beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Eubank Jr., from East Sussex, England, is a former IBO super middleweight champion and won the WBA interim middleweight championship on December 7, 2019 against Matt Korobov. During a 17-month layoff during the COVID-19 pandemic he was stripped of his title status.
Smith, from Liverpool, is a former WBO light middleweight champion. The 35-year-old won the title from John Thompson on October 10, 2015 and made two successful title defenses before losing the belt in a unification bout against Canelo Alvarez on September 17, 2016. Smith tried to regain the title, but lost a decision to Jaime Munguia on July 21, 2018.
Smith is a -160 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Eubank Jr. is the underdog at +125.
Full Card for Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 2
- Main event: Chris Eubank Jr. won TKO-10 over Liam Smith
Chris Eubank Jr got it back in blood pic.twitter.com/keEwZ3IuO7— FoxTheG (@FoxTownley) September 2, 2023
- Adam Azim won UD-10 (98-92, 99-91, 100-90) over Aram Fanyan
- Frazer Clarke won RTD-6 over David Allen
- Jack Cullen won KO-2 over Mark Heffron
- Mikaela Mayer won PTS-10 (100-90) over Silvia Bortot
- Florian Marku won TKO-1 (0:54) over Dylan Moran