Chris Eubank Jr’s much anticipated clash against bitter rival Liam Williams pushed back until January after the Welshman suffers a shoulder injury
- Chris Eubank Jr was scheduled to fight Liam Williams on December 11 in Cardiff
- Williams has suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury from earlier this year
- The Welshman doesn’t need surgery but the fight has been delayed
- The pair have exchanged insults on social media for the last few years
Chris Eubank Jr will have to wait longer for his clash with rival Liam Williams as the fight has been rescheduled due to an injury for the Welshman.
After years of the pair exchanging words on social media, the pair were due to fight in a mouth-watering middleweight contest on December 11 in Cardiff.
However, a fortnight before the fight is supposed to take place, it has now been confirmed that it will instead go ahead on January 29 at the Motorpoint Arena in the Welsh capital.
Chris Eubank Jr’s fight with Liam Williams has been pushed back a month to January 29
Following a number of scans and consultations with medical experts, Williams has been advised that his shoulder injury can be treated without surgery – though the bout will have to be delayed.
Williams’ issue is a recurrence of the injury he suffered in his world title fight defeat to Demetrius Andrade back in April.
As reported by Sky Sports, Ben Shalom who is the CEO of BOXXER said: ‘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 per cent fitness.
Williams suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury he suffered in a fight back in April
The pair have exchanged words on social media for a number of years ahead of the fight
‘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.
‘This was going to be the biggest domestic fight of 2021. Now it’s going to be the biggest domestic fight of 2022.’
It follows years of needle online, with Williams routinely slamming Eubank, although, the Welshman spoke of respecting his rival’s mettle when they went face-to-face on Wednesday.
Eubank responded: ‘He’s a turncoat, a keyboard warrior. I said he has got a big mouth but he just has big thumbs.
Eubank called Williams a ‘keyboard warrior’ following their face-to-face meeting
‘He’s had nothing to say for himself today, he came up here talking about respect. How can he go from the things he’s said on Twitter to talking about respect, it’s embarrassing. Shameful.
‘I wasn’t surprised, I said coming up here he was going to bottle it and he is a bottlejob. He knows what is coming and he knows he’s talked himself into a position he can’t get out of. Now he is going to pay for what he said.’
Victory over Williams would keep alive Eubank’s hopes of landing a megafight in 2022.
The 32-year-old has long chased the likes of Genndady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
‘GGG’ faces Ryota Murata on December 29 and Eubank insisted: ‘I would love the winner of that fight. I’m ranked with the WBA, I was interim world champion, their belt is on the line in that fight, I should be next up, why not?’
Eubank is hopeful a win over Williams will put him in line for a fight with Gennady Golovkin
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