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SMITH VS. EGGINGTON + UNDERCARD QUOTES

Smith has things to say


Eddie Hearn:

“Wow - what a turnout. I love this place. Liverpool is so unique. I don’t get as many boos here as I do in most cities! We’re delighted to be here. I never thought that I’d sit next to this man on my right (Liam Smith). We’ve wanted him for about three or four years but finally Liam is where he should be, with us at Matchroom and Sky. We’re delighted to announce a major show on March 30th at the M&S Bank Arena. I think this is one of the best cards we’ve put on in Liverpool for a long time. Three really good Championship fights on the top table. It's going to be a great night."

Liam Smith - Liverpool, England - 26-2-1, 14 KO's – fighting Sam Eggington in a Super-Welterweight contest:

"I'm in a vital part of my career now. I think Sam is a good opponent to get started. I wouldn't want a big southpaw coming for my first fight under you. I've got to put in a performance that makes you think you're right in signing me at this stage.
 
"On that note, I feel it's a bad part of Sam to take the fight at this moment."

On the Canelo and Munguia defeats:
 
"Those two fights, proper like night and day for me. Obviously the 'Canelo' fight, we all know how good he is - he was one, two, three steps ahead of me, everything I tried, but I'll stay in there and tough it out with anyone, if necessary, if I can do.

"The Munguia fight, I feel the momentum killed me. I had one fight in 10 months. He had five fights in 2018. In that fight, he was very, very green, and he wasn't experienced.

"Things that I could try early doors were just coming off, and then obviously he kicked in and I started to fade towards the back end, he didn't.

"That's a fight I would definitely love again down the line with momentum. That's a big part of signing for Matchroom. I feel they've got the dates, enough pull around the world to keep me busy."

Sam Eggington - Stourbridge, England - 23-5, 15 KO's – fighting Liam Smith in a Super-Welterweight contest:

"I'm buzzing with this fight, I didn't expect any sort of fight like this, to get someone like Liam Smith, a former World Champion.

"Like you say, I haven't got no pressure, I'm just going to put the work in, and come up on the blind side and get a win that no-one is going to expect.

"They've always been good, competitive spars. Probably could have sold tickets for a few of them on their own, so come March 30, it will be a fight not to miss."