FORMER sparring partners Liam Smith and Sam Eggington will do it for real when they clash on March 30 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, it was announced today.
Smith, 26-2-1 (14), a recent signing for Matchroom Sport, has been linked with a fight against fellow junior-middleweight and stablemate Kell Brook, but must first get past Eggington, 23-5 (18), an exciting Brummie desperate to get back in the win column following a stoppage defeat last time out.
“It’s a very good fight for me,” said Smith, the former WBO super-welterweight champion. “I’ve done a lot – and I mean a lot – of sparring with Sam. You know what you are going to get with him. He comes to fight. You aren’t sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what he’s going to bring. You know exactly what he’s bringing.