By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight that hasn’t received plenty of marketing for obvious factors, former WBO junior middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) seen in at 153 1/4 pounds for his 1 2 round showcase fight against domestic flat fighter Sam Eggington (24-5, 5 KOs) with this Saturday night on DAZN along with Sky Sports at the Echo Arena at Liverpool, England.
Eggington, 25, weighed at 153 lbs. Both fighters looked fine, and prepared to combat it out on Saturday night. There wasn’t any genuine fireworks through the face off on Friday than the heavy weight matchup between former British/Commonwealth champion David Price and Kash Ali. Eggington looks like he understands of his team at carrying up former World Boxing Organization 154 lb champion Smith, so he wasn’t going to make it simpler for himself. If Eggington hadn’t recently suffered losses to Hassan Mwakinyo along with Mohamed Mimoune, he might be a bit more energized with this fight.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn must have arguably put the Smith vs. Eggington fight in the fourth or third against the top of the cardbecause this really is such a bad matchup on newspaper. It’therefore perhaps maybe not fair to the boxing fans that are going to forthcoming to see it live in the Echo Arena, and for its fans that will be watching from home on DAZN and Sky. Hearn could have done a lot much better than Smith-Eggington to get a principal event. 1
“It was a fight that was placed to us. It had been a fight that made sense,” Liam Smith thought to Behind The Gloves concerning the Sam Eggington fight. “It does sort of gel for a fantastic fight. We’ve good spars. He’s got a style that will gel with mine. He will be at the fight. He’ll make it exciting. He’ll make it entertaining. I believe it’s a good fight for mepersonally. It’s kind of like a showcase fight. I sparred a fantastic quantity of rounds together with himso that I understand very well what he attracts. He’therefore not likely to improve. I believe I really do everything a lot much better ,” Smith said of Eggington.
Because of this, Hearn may possibly have wanted to put him with an opponent he could look good against as a way to provide him a confidence boost. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old Smith is past the point of having confidence boosts, or at least he should be. Only at that age, Smith should be fighting with the most effective possible opposition every time outside. If Liam could ’t cut the mustard against the best, then oh well, this ’therefore it really goes. Smith was blabbing about the way he’s a lot much better compared to Munguia, and how he thinks he could beat him. Smith against someone like Madrimov might have been a far better headliner than putting him with Eggington, a guy that was recently knocked out at the second round by Hassan Mwakinyo last September.
“The Munguia loss is actually a itch that needs to be scratched by mepersonally, ” Smith said. His activeness. I believe as this ’s a fight I’d enjoy down the line. He is with DAZN. Personally I think that will be made. I feel as that I really could cancel him whenever I wanted to before the until the middle part of the fight. I started to fade and slow a bit. The knock down helped himand changed all in his favour, and that kind of cruised after that,” Smith said of his loss to Munguia.
Smith fought reasonably well in the initial six weeks contrary to the 22-year-old Munguia, nevertheless when the Mexican knockout artist raised the pace of the fight in the second half of this bout, Liam churns out badly and lost the fight. At the close of the fight, it wasn’t competitive. Early on, it had been straight back and forth, and there is an opportunity Smith could display the upset. You wouldn’t be in a position to call it an upset, as Munguia is young and still hasn’t beaten anybody that may be called an elite fighter. Smith is Munguia’s only true scalp on his resume. For Smith to find a rematch using Munguia, he’therefore definitely going to need to start fighting better opposition straight away, and expect that the World Boxing Organization will take him to the no 1 spot in their rankings at 154. It’s a race against time to get Smith though, because Munguia is considering moving up to 160 so on, along with his promoters in Golden Boy Promotions aren’will find any value for making the following fight against Liam Smith simply because he feels ’s the better fighter. That’therefore why Saturday’s fight against Eggington makes no sense at for Smith.
It’s a fight that really does nothing to get him in relation to getting pushed up the rankings, and it’s going to create Munguia and Golden Boy feel as though there’s anything to gain by fighting Smith again. It’d be best for Smith to put the Munguia re-match completely from his mind, and instead he needs to concentrate on trying to beat the talented junior middleweights such as Madrimov, Brook, Adames, Lubin, Williams, Charlo, Sulecki, Garcia, Trout, Lara and Magomed Kurbanov. If Liam may start beating those kinds of fighters instead of their Eggington’she can get pushed to the top spot in the WBO’s rankings, and decide to try and secure his previous name back. Right now, Smith is ranked #1 3 with the WBO, also this ’s a spot that tells you he’s got atleast 2, possibly three years until he’ll be able to fight for a domain because the WBO mandatory. If Hearn keeps putting Smith in using guys like Eggington, then it might take ages until he’s given a number 1 ranking.