CHRIS EUBANK JR’S bout with Liam Williams, which had been due to take place in just two weeks’ time on December 11, has been postponed.
Speculation has been rife over the course of the last week that no sooner did Williams take part in a press conference to confirm the fight he had then sustained an injury. He has indeed injured his shoulder, ruling him out of the December bout. But the fight will still go ahead. The date has been changed to January 29 and the venue remains the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Tickets already purchased for the fight will still be valid.
“We were obviously disappointed to hear of Liam Williams’ injury but thankfully we will only have to wait a few more weeks to witness this blockbuster clash. Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Williams is the biggest fight in British boxing right now,” Kalle Sauerland, Eubank’s promoter said. “There is genuine bad blood between them, and their rivalry is only going to intensify as we get closer to fight night. This is the match up everyone has been waiting to see. The atmosphere in Cardiff is going to be incredible when these two warriors finally meet in the centre of the ring to settle their differences.”
Eubank has already condemned Williams as a “turncoat” among other insults. He’s likely to be as unsparing in his view of the delay.
Sky Sports are televising the bout. “We were absolutely gutted to hear of Liam’s injury and so we are equally delighted to get this fight back on, in a matter of weeks, to ensure Liam’s 100% fitness. The bitterness and mind-games towards each other has only intensified during this period, and by the time they get into the ring it will be at boiling point. I’m glad the fans will get the chance to see the fight that they desperately wanted,” said Ben Shalom, head of BOXXER, Sky Sports’ domestic boxing provider. “This was going to be the biggest domestic fight of 2021. Now it’s going to be the biggest domestic fight of 2022 and it’s starting the Sky Sports Boxing new year with a bang. It’s a great card from top to bottom and we can’t wait to feel the atmosphere in the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on fight night. It’s going to be electric.”