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Boxing heads to Manchester, England for a big night of entertainment this Saturday evening. Headlining the event are middleweights Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith who will step into the ring together to see who is England’s premier middleweight. With both men have 32 wins, and only five losses between them, this should be a fascinating and entertaining encounter.
These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith – Fight Prediction
Here’s a look at the top boxing bets our experts suggest taking ahead of this fight on Saturday night:
Chris Eubank Jr by Decision @ 5/2 (2.1)
The bookies favour Chris Eubank Jr in the outright odds, but for a healthier return, take the 33-year-old to win this one on points. While Eubank Jr does have a 68% knockout rate with 23 knockouts from his 32 wins, lately he has been taking fights the distance more, doing so in three of his past five bouts.
Given the power and skill of Liam Smith, there’s a good chance that Eubank Jr will have devised a game plan that keeps him out of his compatriot’s way, and collects him points for a decision win. Take this as the conservative bet ahead of this fight.
Liam Smith by Knockout @ 7/1 (8.00)
For a completely different bet, if Eubank Jr fails to execute his game plan, Liam Smith will be ready to pounce with the knockout.
Smith has 19 knockouts to his name from his 32 wins, however his last three fights have all ended early with the big Brit putting his opponents on the floor. With such momentum behind him, and healthy odds of 7/1 (8.00), those looking for a lucrative return could consider wagering on Smith to cause a knockout upset here.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith Preview
With these two bets to consider, here’s a little extra information on each boxer to help you make your mind up:
Chris Eubank Jr
Debuting in 2012 as a professional, England’s Chris Eubank Jr has built a record of 32-2-0 over the past decade. He has held world titles on multiple occasions, and is currently riding a six fight win streak since his decision loss to George Groves in 2018 where he parted with his IBO and WBA belts. Eubank will hold a three inch reach advantage over Smith.
Smith entered the professional fight scene a few years before Eubank Jr, making his professional debut in 2008. Since then, he’s gone 32-3-1, and has also held multiple world titles at various points of his career. His last loss was in 2021 when he was beaten on points by Magomed Kurbanov at super welterweight.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith Fight Details
- Time and date: The event begins at 7:30 PM GMT, with the main event likely to occur around midnight.
- Location: AO Arena, Manchester, England.
- How to watch in the UK: You can watch this fight on DAZN in the UK.