In January, Liam Smith was the one who put an end to Chris Eubank Jr.’s winning streak for the first time in his career. Now, in the rematch versus Smith, which will take place at the Manchester Arena on September 2, ‘Next Gen’ will be looking to extract retribution.
In addition, Eubank Jr. has chosen to abstain from drinking and sexual activity in order to maximize his performance in what he views as the most significant fight of his career. The former champion stated in a recent interview with The Overlap:
“I’m just a couple of weeks away from the biggest fight of my career, so that truly is the only thing that’s on my mind right now, getting back into the ring and exacting revenge for the defeat…During a fight camp, especially one that is this close to [the rematch against Liam Smith], you have to shut out everything else going on in your life, or at least try your best to do so. Although there are a lot of other things happening in my life, I have to focus on the fight.During camp, I’m focusing only on getting into the battle mode so that I can give it my best and perform at a level of excellence on game day. If you’re going out with your friends, drinking, having sex, traveling, or trying to run a company on the night of the fight, you won’t be able to give it your all. You won’t be able to be 100 percent. credit to the Daily Mail
Chris Eubank Jr. doesn’t mind not being the crowd favorite
Before they faced each other for the first time, Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith engaged in a number of heated arguments. While Smith made a veiled reference to the possibility that Eubank Jr. is a member of the ‘gay’ community, ‘Next Gen’ retaliated by donning a rainbow armband for the press conference and accusing ‘beefy’ of having an affair with his wife.
The Manchester Arena was in an uproar after Smith’s shocking knockout victory in the fourth round versus Eubank Jr., despite the fact that the finish was marred by some controversy. The show ‘Next Gen’ reveals that he is not the ‘evil person’ that most people believe he is, despite the fact that he is not always the favorite of the audience. In any case, he doesn’t care either way. Chris Eubank Jr. went on to say the following to The Overlap:
“I’ve never been that guy who is sitting there thinking, ‘I wish these people [fans] would be cheering me on.’ I’ve never been that guy. I’ve given some attention to the following: “If you don’t like me, it is what it is. I’m still going to win, and I’m going to go out there and do what I need to do.” credit to the Daily Mail