Chris Eubank Jr-Liam Williams Made Weight- For Cardiff Battle
Coming up Saturday night in Cardiff Wales, Middleweights Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams are both aiming, again, for World title shots, when the square off in a scheduled 12 rounder.
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The popular Eubank Jr, the son of the former two-division world champion Chris Sr., will headline for Boxxer promotions on Sky Sports pay per view in the U.K. and FiteTV Saturday afternoon in North America.
The Brighton, England native Eubank Jr., 31-2, 23 KOs is on a roll over the last four years, having won five fights in a row. This, after his unsuccessful challenge for the WBA Super Middleweight Championship when he lost on a decision to George Groves in February of 2018. Eubank Jr. is also under the tutelage of legendary Hall of Fame fighter now turned trainer, Roy Jones Jr.
Hear us discussing Eubank-Williams on the latest “Big Fight Weekend” podcast, as Dan Canobbio of “Inside Boxing Live” joined me this week. Click play below,
As for the Wales native Williams, he steps back into the ring with a 23- 3-1, 18 KOs record, having last fought for the WBO World Middleweight championship against American Demetrius Andrade. Williams was competitive, but Andrade was simply more skilled and better in a unanimous decision win last April in Florida.
The hope for the Eubank-Williams winner Saturday is to be back in the mix for a potential title shot, especially if Andrade is in fact vacating his WBO belt to move up to Super Middleweight, as rumored.
The co-feature bout for Saturday night will be Unified Middleweight Ladies Champion Claressa Shields of Michigan putting her perfect 11-0 record on the line taking on Slovenian Ema Kozin 21-0-1, 11 KOs in a scheduled 10-rounder.
It will be Shields’ second defense of those Middleweight crowns and her first boxing match since she defeated Marie Eve Decarie last March in her hometown of Flint, Michigan. Shields has since fought twice in the MMA octagon winning one bout in June before losing by submission in October and then, returning to boxing.
The bouts will be held at a sold-out Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff and should be a raucous environment for the crowd their the pay-per-view simulcast in the U.K. and in the USA.