Updated: Mar 4
This weekend, live from Cardiff, Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams will battle it out to determine who is the number one middleweight boxer in the UK.
British rivals Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams head to head at their pre-fight press conference
Eubank Jr is the son of the famous, former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank and he is also coached by one of the best boxers of all time in Roy Jones Jr.
Liam Williams, hails from Wales and will be fighting in his hometown, with Eubank Jr going into the “lion’s den”. Williams is relatively unknown to the average boxing fan, with many saying that Eubank Jr is still making a career from his father’s name.
It is set to be a very exciting fight with the two middleweights matching up very evenly. The two fighters both joined the professional ranks in 2011, although Williams is a few years younger than Eubank Jr.
Eubank Jr boasts a record of 31-2 with 23 knockouts and has never been stopped. His only two losses have come against former world champions, Billy Joe Saunders, and George Groves. And his most notable wins have been against the likes of James DeGale, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan, Arthur Abraham and Avni Yildirim.
Chris Eubank Jr putting a show at the public work out
This bout will be a great matchup with Williams holding a similar record of 23-3-1, with 18 knockouts of his own and only being stopped once before in a fight against the tough super-welterweight, Liam Smith, in another all-British encounter. In his most recent fight, Williams challenged the very much avoided WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade, losing by unanimous decision, but by no means was a valiant effort, with the Welsh fighter never appearing to ever give up.
This grudge match between the two Brits, will put the victor in a great position to fight for any of the middleweight world titles.
It has been an exciting and lively build-up to the fight, with each fighter exchanging words with one another in a few heated exchanges. The pair know each other very well and were even once sparring partners. A spar between the two, as Eubank Jr was preparing for his fight with former world champion, James DeGale, seemed to be the spark in the pair’s feud. Eubank Jr has talked about the spar in numerous interviews, referring to it as a “UFC fight”, with Williams being said to have been very rough on him.
In an online poll posted on our own Twitter account, 67% of those who answered think that Chris Eubank Jr will win, opposed to the 37% who believe that Liam Williams will cause a famous upset by winning.
Eubank Jr is the bookmakers favourite going into the fight, however, Liam Williams should not be written off, especially fighting in front of his home crowd, and having well renowned trainer Adam Booth in his corner.
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, this Saturday from 7:30 PM.