Chris Eubank Jr. shows ‘all signs’ of rematch clause going into effect with Liam Smith, could see second fight at Anfield in May, says boxer Ben Shalom CEO said
Smith stopped Eubank Jr. with a vicious fourth-round knockout as the British rivals faced off on a career-defining night at the Manchester Arena last month.
Eubank’s promotions team then suggested they were considering appealing to the British Boxing Control Board after they claimed Smith touched his elbow during the decisive flurry of shots that led to the first knockdown. Did.
“I hear all the signs they trigger,” Shalom said. sky sports.
“I know Chris really wants to fight again. His pride is hurt. From what I’ve heard, he definitely wants a rematch and ultimately Liam is a big name. and wants a big night.
“He wants Golovkin.
“Right now, I don’t see any better options for Eubank Jr.”
Shalom said Eubank’s camp has two weeks to invoke the rematch clause.
“Wasserman will contact you formally in writing,” he added.
Anfield, home to Smith’s beloved Liverpool Football Club, is being touted as a potential host stadium should the pair agree to a rematch.
“If we can confirm that the event will be held close enough to the last game of the season that we believe will be on the weekend, [May] 21 is a possibility,” Shalom said.
“If we can get Anfield, it will be the end of May.
Eubank aside, Smith is hiding his interest in a potential meeting with two-time Unified Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin as he looks for the biggest fight possible in the later years of his career. not.
“For Liam, he wants to see Golovkins now,” Shalom added.
“[Kell Brook] It’s still Liam Smith’s big name. I feel like he made a deal with Eubank.
“He wants three more games. [in his career]He feels he is in the best shape of his life and is better at boxing than ever before and wants to make the most of his condition.
“He wants to fight for the world title again. He will deal with Eubank if necessary. Kell Brook, Golovkin, those are the names he wants.
“It’s a rematch between Golovkin, Brooke and Eubank. I think those three are the obvious ones.”
Meanwhile, Shalom downplayed the threat of a possible appeal from Wasserman over the idea that Smith’s elbow was involved in Eubank’s finish.
“I think it’s ridiculous, to be honest,” he said. “I think this is more coming from his team. was enough for
“I think everyone can probably see it through using the elbow excuse. I hear they’re trying to take it further with the British boxing board.
“From what I’ve heard, I think they will appeal. And that’s up to the board. I don’t think it will succeed.”