Chris Eubank Jr. Wants To Wait Before Deciding On Rematch With Liam Smith
Eubank lost to Smith by fourth-round knockout.
Boxing promoter Kalle Sauerland believes that he needs a bit more time to decide whether Chris Eubank Jr. will activate his rematch clause against Liam Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs).
The boxing community recommends that Eubank Jr. shouldn’t consider fighting Smith again because he’s not compatible at 160.
Before losing to Smith, Eubank Jr. had chances to encounter Conor Benn and Gennadiy Golovkin in 2023. However, those offers are off the table now.
“We obviously have that rematch clause, but we’ll let the dust settle,” Sauerland said to Sky Sports.
“We’ve got a few weeks to activate that. We’ll take an internal discussion, see what the best way forward is for Jr and go from there.
“For sure, that score obviously needs to be settled, but take nothing away from Beefy, it was a fantastic victory for him, and congratulations to him and the whole Smith family,” said Sauerland.
“It’s still a big fight if they fight again, but I don’t know. The next days and weeks, we’ll see if he does,” said Gareth A. Davies to iFL TV.
“I think the Conor Benn fight is out the window and Billy Joe Saunders. That Gennadiy Golovkin fight is gone. His reputation is in tatters right now. He set himself up as a guy that has big fights. He’s a name, and that was a crushing defeat. “Stumbling around the ring, still trying to fight, out on his feet. Liam was prepared to still fight. No, you can’t see a route against who,” said Gareth about Eubank Jr.