Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 knockouts) was set for the biggest fight of his career in October, as the son of boxing icon Eubank Sr was scheduled to face the son of Nigel Benn in London. But adverse findings in Conor Benn’s drug-test results saw the main event aborted on short notice.
Now, Eubank Jr, 33, looks to move forward with a new headline bout, taking on Liverpudlian Smith in Manchester.
While Eubank Jr last boxed in February, outpointing Liam Williams in hostile territory in Cardiff, 34-year-old Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs) last competed in September, stopping Hassan Mwakinyo in the fourth round.
Here’s all you need to know about Eubank Jr vs Smith.
When is it?
The fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday 21 January.
The card is expected to begin at 7pm GMT, with ring walks for the main event expected at around 10pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
In the UK, the fight will air live on Sky Sports Box Office at a cost of £19.95. It will also stream live on the broadcaster’s Sky Go app, also on pay-per-view.
Eubank Jr – 4/9
Smith – 9/5
Draw – 14/1
Full card (subject to change)
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith (middleweight)
Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki (cruiserweight)
Ekow Essuman vs Chris Kongo (welterweight)
Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey (heavyweight)
Frazer Clarke vs Kevin Espindola (heavyweight)
Matty Harris vs Jiri Surmaj (heavyweight)
Scott Forrest vs Amine Boucetta (cruiserweight)
Frankie Stringer vs Christian Narvaez (lightweight)