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19th Jan 2023

Liam Smith asks Chris Eubank if he is gay in the most bizarre press conference you will ever see

Lee Costello

Smith Eubank

“I’d rather be gay than a cheat.”

Liam Smith asks Chris Eubank if he is gay in bizarre press conference before their PPV fight on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday night.

Eubank has been winding Smith up throughout the build up to this much anticipated fight, and it seems to have finally reached tipping point with the Liverpudlian.

The Brighton fighter revealed that Smith had messaged him personally on Instagram: “You slid into my DMs. I’m used to seeing girls in my DMs, I’m not used to seeing guys.”

Smith Eubank

This is when his opponent saw the opportunity to ask Eubank a question that has clearly been on his mind.

“Chris, you go on about girls mate, has anybody in this room ever seen you with a girl?

“Have you got something to tell us? Because you’re 33. Do you wanna tell us something? Because nobody in this room has ever seen you with a woman.”

Smith Eubank

On the back foot, and unsurprisingly irked by the comment, Eubank tried to divert the conversation.

“Listen, my private life is my private life. That’s irrelevant to the boxing, but I’m happy, I’m comfortable.”

Smith asked again: “Do you have something you wanna tell us?”

To which Eubank Jr responded: “It’s a very personal question to ask me directly. You can slide in my DMs or you can do it right now.”

Smith concluded the back-and-forth by saying: “I’m not that type of way mate, I like women.”

This was the final straw, and the 33-year-old responded by making some personal statements himself.

“If you wanna get dark and personal with it, talking about being gay and do I like girls? I’ve been told by multiple sources that you cheat on your wife on occasion.

“So glass houses mate. Let’s just relax on the personal stuff. I’d rather be gay than a cheat.”

Smith replied: “You haven’t got a missus to cheat on.”

Sky Sports presenter Anna Woolhouse instantly apologised for the ‘offensive language’ and ‘homophobic’ remarks that had been made.

Fellow presenter Andy Clarke agreed that the content of the conversation was ‘personal’ and ‘homophobic’.

It was then removed from the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel.

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