Chris Eubank Jr Vs. Callum Smith Confirmed For January

Chris Eubank Jr has his next fight set.

Eubank will face Callum Smith at the AO Arena in Manchester on January 21.

Eubank was supposed to fight Conor Benn in October, but that fight fell through after Benn tested positive for a banned substance just days before their fight.

It’s unclear if and when that fight will happen.

Eubank, the son of legendary former world champion, will now return since outclassing Liam Williams in February by unanimous decision.

“Has he been in there with some good fighters? Yes. Are they on my level? No,” Eubank told Sky Sports.

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“He’s a competent fighter, but class beats competence every day of the week. It’s a good opportunity for me to show I’m twice the fighter that he is as well as those he has faced.”

As for Smith, he’s coming off of wins over Jesse Vargas, Anthony Fowler and Roberto Garcia.

Smith is most known for his match in 2016 against Canelo Alvarez.

“He’s making a big mistake fighting me. Every time he has fought at the top level, he has failed. I know I am at that level and when he steps up on January 21st in Manchester, I’m confident he’ll lose again,”Smith said via Sky Sports.

“If he was at 60% for the fight that never was against Conor Benn, then he’ll need to be at 160% to be ready to face me, a former world champion, in front of thousands of my fans in the North-West.

“For Chris this is a high-risk, low-reward. For me, it’s the perfect platform to show I will rule the world again in 2023. He needs to be prepared for the toughest night of his career.”

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