It seems an announcement for a rematch between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr is imminent according to promoter Ben Shalom.
In January earlier this year, Smith stopped Eubank Jr for the first time in his career with a stunning fourth round knockout in Manchester.
The referee was forced to wave off the contest after Smith dropped Eubank Jr twice
Immediately after the fight, Eubank Jr tweeted: “Congratulations to Liam tonight, nice lil shot you caught me with there my boy.
“Felt like I could of kept going but referee is in charge & I respect his decision. We’ll get it on again soon.”
Then on February 14, Eubank Jr sent Smith a Valentines day message confirming that he would be activating the rematch clause in his contract.
Eubank Jr posted a picture of himself holding a rose, alongside the caption: “This morning I activated the rematch clause via my lawyers & sent to my promoters Wasserman. Happy Valentines Day Liam Smith.”
Since then, however, there had been no further update, until Thursday afternoon when promoter Shalom told talkSPORT: “I believe it will be announced next week.
“Both fighters are ready for it, there’s a few details to go, but we’ve got a big schedule next week and Smith vs Eubank Jr 2 will be part of that and I’m very much looking forward to it. We will get that rematch.”
Shalom is Smith’s promoter and he says a rematch with Eubank Jr will be announced next week
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This comes after earlier this week, Smith warned that he would be moving on to other fights if an announcement wasn’t made soon.
“I don’t really care when, but I just want an announcement soon. I’m not sitting being left in the lurch,” Smith told iD Boxing.
“I want an announcement soon, I want it done soon and there was a time frame on it when it needs to be done by and we’re coming very, very close to that now.
“So, if it’s not signed, sealed and delivered in the next couple of days then I’m going to look elsewhere for options.”