Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-2-1) fights Sam “The Savage” Eggington (23-5) in a Super-Welterweight bout at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night.
Smith will be looking to bounce back from what was just his second professional loss in his last fight, with the undefeated Mexican WBO titleholder Jaime Munguia dropping him and winning a clear decision in Las Vegas in July 2018. Despite the loss, it was still a more than creditable battling performance from Smith.
Smith is the former WBO Inter-Continental light-middleweight title, a belt he lost to another Mexican, the legendary Canelo Alvarez, in his only other defeat.
It’s a homecoming fight for Merseysider Smith, who last fought in Liverpool in 2016. This fight represents an opportunity for Smith to get his career back on track and set him on his way to another title shot.
Eggington is both a dangerous opponent and one that Smith knows well, with the pair having sparred together on many occasions.
The former European welterweight champion from Stourbridge knows he comes into this fight with plenty to prove after his career suffered a major setback following a shock stoppage defeat to Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo at Arena Birmingham in his last fight. If he can claim a win over Smith, Eggington’s firmly back in business though.
Liam Smith vs Sam Eggington Betting Lines
In terms of the Liam Smith vs Sam Eggington betting lines, the Fight Result firmly favours Smith at -1000 with bet365, while Eggington is available at +625 with Sportingbet.
In terms of a fight prediction, this fight is scheduled to go 12 rounds, but Smith is a level above Eggington and looks capable of getting the job done at some point in the latter stages of the fight. Therefore, the tip in this fight is on the ‘Method of Victory’ betting market, with Smith to win by KO TKO or Disqualification at -200 with bet365.
Pick: Method of Victory – Liam Smith by KO TKO or Disqualification @ -200 (bet365)