Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith: Unleashed

The fight is nearly here! There is no better place to watch this fight than in a We Love Sport venue, to give you the immersive feel of being there live in Manchester. We Love Sport lists the best sports pubs showing the big fights.

Brighton boxer Chris Eubank Jr (32-2-0) and Liverpool’s Liam Smith (32-3-1) will collide in Manchester on Saturday, January 21, in a 12-round middleweight contest.

Both Brits are former world champions! But Liam Smith’s reign as WBO super-welterweight titlist was many years ago, during 2015-2016. So is he even that good anymore? Chris Eubank Jr has previously had two IBO World super-middleweight and WBA Interim middleweight titles. But does winning an IBO belt mean you are a world champion? Well, they both could beat me up! You can watch it with us at We Love Sport venues across the country.

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Jan 21 2023 | 6:00pm

What do we expect from Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith?

Chris Eubank Jr is now a seasoned pro, similar to Smith who has more amateur experience. Eubank however has been on the bigger stages and should have some natural size advantage over Smith. Outside of both boxers’ technical ability, Eubank has always brought a solid mental game to his pre-fight antics. From the early build-up, you can tell he’s getting under Smith’s skin, and fighting emotionally is what Eubank wants. I can see this being a close enough fight, with Eubank Jr having the slight edge due to movement, cardio, and more variety than Smith.

Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs) is on a major winning streak at the moment with recent wins over Jesse Vargas, Anthony Fowler, and Roberto Garcia. Smith. After his winning BOXXER debut in September, Smith immediately set his sights on Eubank Jr as he plots his path to becoming a world champion for a second time. Liam Smith has incredible fundamentals inside the ring. I can see this being a close enough fight, with Eubank Jr having the slight edge due to movement, cardio, and more variety than Smith.

We Love Sport Prediction

We predict a really close fight! Should be an unbelievable fight, with both fighters giving everything. However, we predict a Chris Eubank victory on points because we believe his endurance will be the difference on the 21st.

Date and Time

The fight will start on the 21st of January at 6:00pm. As usual for the fights in the UK, the expected walk time for the main event is 10:00pm.

Where and how to watch it?

The fight is at the Manchester AO Arena, but we’re showing it LIVE at all of our We Love Sport venues. Why spend your hard-earned money on a PPV when we’ll do that for you!

We’re aiming to bring the immersive feeling of the arena to the pubs and we’re hoping that all fight fans can join us for this spectacular clash of two boxing greats.

Full Fight Card (Not Yet Finalised)

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  • Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey
  • Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki
  • Scott Forrest vs Amine Boucetta
  • Matty Harris vs TBA

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Jan 21 Dec |  6:00pm