Chris Eubank Jnr’s rematch with Liam Smith ‘has been postponed AGAIN after the bout was first pushed back due to Beefy’s injury… with BOXXER confirming fans will be given ‘priority access and a 10 per cent discount code for the rescheduled event’
- Eubank Jnr’s rematch with Liam Smith has been postponed for a second time
- The bout was originally scheduled for June 17 but got pushed back until July 1
- The bout has been postponed and it’s believed to be because of Smith’s injury
BOXXER have confirmed that Chris Eubank Jnr’s highly anticipated rematch with Liam Smith has been postponed for a second time.
The clash – which will see Eubank Jnr bid for revenge after his shock fourth-round stoppage against Smith on January 22 – was originally scheduled for June 17.
However, it had been delayed by two weeks to give Smith more time to recover from an injury he had picked up during his training camp.
BOXXER have confirmed the fight between Smith and Eubank Jnr has been postponed once again to allow Beefy time to recover from his ‘nagging injury’.
The exact nature of the 34-year-old’s injury has not been confirmed. However, it must be serious to have impacted the fight date for a second time.
Chris Eubank Jnr’s (right) rematch with Liam Smith (left) has been postponed for a second time
The clash – which will see Eubank Jnr bid for revenge after his shock fourth-round stoppage against Smith on January 22 – was originally scheduled for June 17
Savannah Marshall’s (right) undisputed world title challenge against Franchon Crews-Dezurn (left) will take the main event slot on July 1
As a result, Savannah Marshall’s undisputed world title fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn will take the main event slot on July 1.
Marshall will become first woman to headline UK’s two largest arenas when she challenges Crews-Dezurn in Manchester this summer.
Natasha Jonas will also defend her unified world title, Manchester’s Mark Heffron will take on Zak Chelli and future box office stars Ben Whittaker and Callum Simpson will join card.
BOXXER have confirmed that all tickets remain valid for the renamed event and that every fan entering the AO Arena on Saturday, July 1 will be issued with a £10 or £20 food and beverage voucher (depending on value of ticket held).
BOXXER have also stated that fans who bought tickets to the Smith vs Eubank Jnr rematch will be given priority access and a 10 per cent discount code for the rescheduled event.
Smith released a statement apologising to the fans. He said: ‘I’m gutted and sorry to all the fans about the postponement. I’ve always said a fully fit Liam Smith beats Chris Eubank Jr every time.
‘I tried training through because I was desperate not to let anyone down but I’ve had to withdraw from the bout in July following the latest medical assessment this week. I’ll heal up now and then be fully fit for later in the summer.
‘I wanted BOXXER to put a big card together and they more than delivered, so I’m honestly delighted that BOXXER is keeping the card on without the pay-per-view, which doesn’t always happen.’
Smith went on to add: ‘I would encourage all the fans to get behind Tasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall in their world title fights [on July 1], and the other fighters in a brilliant card.’
While Ben Shalom said: ‘Nobody is more disappointed than Liam Smith, he’s the ultimate professional but he had no choice but to postpone the bout. We’re working on a new date for the fight and hope to announce that in a week or so. In the meantime we’ve got a huge night taking place in Manchester on July 1st.
BOXXER have stated that fans who bought tickets to the Smith vs Eubank Jnr rematch will be given priority access and a 10 per cent discount code for the rescheduled event
Ben Shalom has said no one is more disappointed about the postponement than Smith
‘Savannah Marshall headlining the UK’s two biggest arenas in back to back fights is a first for a female fighter and shows the strength of the women’s sport today. She’s fighting for the undisputed world super-middleweight championship against the USA’s Franchon Crews-Dezurn – a fight which could headline any arena in the world.
‘Manchester’s own Mark Heffron defending his British title against Zak Chelli, Natasha Jonas laying her own world titles on the line, plus a once-in-a-generation talent like Ben Whittaker and the outstanding Callum Simpson takes on Boris Crighton – this is a card stacked with great fights and we are very excited for it.
‘We understand a lot of fans will be disappointed to hear the Smith-Eubank rematch is being postponed, so we’ve arranged a free voucher for every fan in the venue to have a drink on us on fight night, plus they will receive priority access to Smith vs Eubank II tickets for the new date when it’s announced, and a discount on those tickets.’
BOXXER have confirmed that a new date for the rescheduled Smith vs Eubank II bout – which follows Smith’s stunning stoppage of Eubank in January – will be announced in the near future.
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