Eubank Jr & Smith all set for September 2nd rematch

Chris Eubank Jr has confirmed that he will be facing Liam Smith in an anticipated middleweight affair which is set to take place on September 2nd at the 02 Arena in London. Eubank Jr took to social media to confirm his intentions with the immediate future of his career.

Eubank Jr & Liam Smith had previously fought each other in January of this year, with former WBO super-welterweight champion Smith upsetting the odds in claiming an impressive fourth-round stoppage victory over Eubank Jr.

A rematch had been due to take place on July 1st; however, due to injuries sustained by Smith, the bout was postponed until further notice, with the card then headlined by Savannah Marshall vs Franchon Crews-Dezurn, which took place at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.

However, the speculation as to when the contest will take place has been put to bed with Eubank Jr confirming that he take to the ring once again and face Smith in the capital on September 2nd.

Promoter, Ben Shalom confirmed Eubank Jr’s statement and claimed that Liam is now “100%” fit and can obligate his rematch obligations following their maiden encounter at the turn of the year.

“We’ve had the news on Liam Smith this week, really good news about his fitness, he’s 100 per cent fit for a date we were looking at,” Shalom told Sky Sports.

“We’ve notified Wasserman that we believe Liam is 100 per cent.”

“I believe Chris wants a rematch. I believe he wants to fight Liam Smith. He’s talked about revenge. There is a reason he activated the rematch clause.

“Really excited because Liam Smith is in a stage of his career now where it would have been so difficult for him to have an injury,” Shalom continued.

“He’s getting better and better and better and can fight for a world title for the second time and become a two-time world champion.

“To get an injury at this stage in his career was heartbreaking and difficult, not just for the Eubank fight. The next 12 months could be really career-defining for Liam Smith and the big big fights and the big nights to come.

“Eubank looks like it will be the next one, and then there are other huge fights out there. I know he wants to fight for a world title again.”

ProBox TV News has contacted Kalle Sauerland, who has denied any confirmation of any deal being agreed upon for the date in question when speaking to ProBox TV’s Adam Noble-Forcey.