Chris Eubank Sr sends Liam Smith menacing warning ahead of domestic grudge match with son | Boxing | Sport
Chris Eubank Sr has wished his son Chris Eubank Jr the best of luck ahead of his middleweight clash with British rival Liam Smith later tonight. The Boxing legend told Jr to trust his 19 years of training and warned his opponent about the Brighton boxers pedigree.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Good luck, Son. As I’ve always taught you, the harder you train, the luckier you become… You started your training camp 19 years ago, so to @Liambeefysmith and your team….YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.”
In the lead-up to fight night, both men have made it clear that they do not like each other and there has been a great a deal of interest generated from their pre-fight press events. However, things were taken too far at Thursday’s final press conference. The British Boxing Board of Control has announced that the pair’s conduct is ‘under consideration’ after a particularly ugly exchange in which homophobic comments were made.
Starting off the back-and-forth, Smith shouted:”You go on about girls, has anybody in this room ever seen you with a girl? You got something to tell us? You are 33 and you said on the programme you want kids.”
Speaking after the incident, Eubank Jr said that Smith ’embarrassed himself’ and affirmed that there is ‘no place for discrimination in boxing’. Next Gen made his stance clear by wearing a rainbow armband to the weigh-in, in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“We don’t discriminate… we don’t alienate. We want boxing & sport as a whole, to be all inclusive,” he followed up in a tweet.