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Anthony Sims: Will ‘The Magician’ emerge as a Liam Smith opponent? | ‘Liam is nothing particular!’  | Boxing Information



Anthony Sims has his sights set on a conflict with former world champion Liam Smith – after vowing to “whoop” Zak Chelli in Saturday’s showdown, reside on Sky Sports activities.

The American comes into the bout at Wembley Enviornment with a 23-1 (20) document and is about to pose English champion Chelli (12-1-1, (6)) arguably his hardest check so far in a 10-round contest on the BOXXER card.

Nevertheless, Sims Jr has his eyes on going through Chris Eubank Jr’s latest conqueror Smith additional down the road too, and the 27-year-old noticed nothing within the former WBO super-welterweight king’s gorgeous fourth-round stoppage of his British rival to be unduly involved about.

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Sims and Zak Chelli traded insults forward of their struggle on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports activities

“Who, Liam Smith? No, I simply noticed Chris Eubank together with his arms down, boxing foolishly to be sincere,” Sims mentioned when requested if he noticed something doubtlessly harmful within the Liverpudlian. “I used to be very upset with the efficiency; I did not count on him to appear to be that.

“It was efficiency, however he did not struggle the Chris Eubank that we all know. He fought a ‘Roy Jones’ (Eubank Jr’s coach) Chris Eubank. We did not see the aggressive, counter-punching Chris Eubank, like how his father fought.

“Him [Smith] and his brother [Callum] grew to become champions by mastering the fundamentals. It is nothing particular that they do, nothing fairly that they do. They go in and so they deal with enterprise, they execute the sport plan – they’re professionals.

“I feel it could be struggle. An Englishman, he is been round, he is a veteran, and it’ll come right down to information. We each have two arms, two legs, similar peak, similar weight, however it is going to come right down to who desires it extra, and the technique.”

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Chelli shared a brutal battle with Germaine Brown

Chelli gained the English super-middleweight title final trip, beating Germaine Brown through unanimous determination in a 10-round contest on the similar venue he returns to on Saturday.

Sims has taken observe of the 25-year-old’s attributes however believes he’ll have the ability to trigger him issues together with his energy, which has seen him win 20 of his 24 skilled contests inside the space.

“He is a tricky, robust up-and-coming fighter,” Sims mentioned. “I’ve watched his footage, however me being knowledgeable, I by no means underestimate or overlook an opponent.

“It is simply one thing you do not do, no matter their document or expertise, or how they struggle. You by no means overlook a fighter.

“I see he is very aggressive, however he hasn’t fought anyone who has energy. I’ve received a bit little bit of energy.”

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Chelli displayed his explosive punch energy towards Jack Kilgannon

Sims even hinted he might name out Liam Smith this weekend, telling Sky Sports activities: “I will whoop him [Chelli], I will seize the mic, and I will say what I will say.”

Saturday’s struggle would be the third time Sims, who was born in Indianapolis and now resides in Los Angeles, has visited the UK to field as knowledgeable.

He stopped Stanislav Eschner inside 4 rounds in Cardiff in August 2018 after which halted Mateo Damian Veron in six rounds in Peterborough seven months later, knocking the latter down twice.

‘The Magician’ is in little doubt he’s a much-improved boxer since these earlier bouts and intends to showcase that on the undercard of the conflict between Adam Azim and Santos Reyes.

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Sims opened up about how he overcame the lack of his father and began his boxing profession

“England is in contrast to another place I’ve ever fought in, as a result of the followers right here they do not care about you simply as a fighter,” Sims mentioned. “They care about you as an individual.

“Once you slip a punch, they’re like ‘woah’, while you throw a punch, they’re like ‘yeah’. I simply felt like I needed to discover my means again to England. That is the place I am speculated to be at. I like the USA, I reside in LA, however that is the place I grew to become ‘The Magician,’ in England.

“[I’ve got] Twenty-three wins with 20 of them by means of knockout for a motive, however the factor I deliver to the desk now’s professionalism. That is what is completely different than final time I used to be right here – a real skilled. My strategy, my perspective, how I see my opponent, how I deal with my opponent.”

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Full BOXXER card for Saturday February 11 on Sky Sports activities

10 x 3 minutes Worldwide Tremendous-Light-weight Contest

Adam Azim vs Santos Reyes

10 x 3 minutes Worldwide Tremendous-Middleweight Contest

Zak Chelli vs Anthony Sims

10 x 3 minutes English Middleweight Championship

Tyler Denny vs Brad Pauls

8 x 3 minutes Light-weight Contest

Caroline Dubois vs Feriche Mashaury

8 x 3 minutes Cruiserweight Contest

Viddal Riley vs Anees Taj

8 x 3 minutes Heavyweight Contest

Jeamie TKV vs Harry Armstrong

6 x 3 minutes Welterweight Contest

Hassan Azim vs Abdallah Luanja

6 x 3 minutes Tremendous-Middleweight Contest

Jordan Reynolds vs Mohamed Cherif Benchadi

4/6 x 3 minutes Featherweight Contest

Razor Ali vs Hector Lozano

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