Liam Smith is aware of a factor or two about enjoying to at least one’s strengths.
As for Chris Eubank Jr. that is likely to be a distinct story.
In a latest interview, Liverpool’s Smith talked about how he believes Eubank is doing himself a disservice by making an attempt to repeat the fashion of his mentor and coach Roy Jones Jr.
Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) scored one of many early upsets of the 12 months in January, when he knocked Eubank (32-3, 23 KOs) out in 4 rounds at AO Area in Manchester. They may meet once more in a contracted rematch. The rematch has been postponed twice because of a coaching damage suffered by Smith. A brand new date is anticipated by subsequent week.
Some have noticed how Eubank appears to be making an attempt to breed his Corridor of Fame coach’s stylistic tendencies, not less than in a few of his latest fights—working example, his brutal tussle with Liam Williams one 12 months in the past. Jones, thought of to be one the best boxers to emerge within the Nineteen Nineties, was a stylistic anomaly whose otherworldly athleticism and whippet-like quickness might overcome what for different fighters could be defensive liabilities.
Rely Smith as one who feels Eubank is healthier off resorting to his pure strengths fairly than making an attempt to evolve to these of his trainer.
“He can come [in the rematch] and attempt to field like Roy Jones,” Smith instructed BBC 5 Dwell Boxing. “He makes too many errors. I’ve stated it earlier than, and I’ll say it once more. I simply stated, earlier than [Eubank] fought Liam Williams, ‘I’ll chew your hand off for that Chris Eubank Jr. [fight].’ And [Eubank] bought all loopy for the Williams combat as a result of he dropped Liam 4 occasions with jabs.
And I’ve stated earlier than, ‘give me that Chris Eubank Jr. [fight]. I’ll wipe the ground with him.’ I sort of bought that Chris [from the Williams fight]—boxed me on the again foot with a protracted jab and [had] a Roy Jones sort of protection. He’s not blessed with that sort of capability, Chris. Sooner he realizes that the higher.
“I wanna be like Roy Jones, however I can’t try this, know what I imply? I wanna be like Floyd Mayweather.”