This highly anticipated grudge fight was first scheduled to take place in December, only to be moved once due to Williams’ recurring shoulder injury, and then again after Covid-19 put a halt to boxing shows British in January.
However, the British middleweight duo will finally settle their differences this weekend as Eubank Jr travel to their rival’s hometown in a bid to take a key and high-profile milestone on their journey back to the top run. world title.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed a five-game winning streak since his second professional loss to George Groves in early 2019 and was last seen forcing Wanik Awdijan out of action after five innings at Newcastle in October.
Eubank Jr will be the favorite to beat Williams but cannot underestimate the battle-hardened Welshman, who challenged for the WBO title in his last outing in April 2021 but was comfortably dispatched by the talented Demetrius Andrade in Florida.
‘The Machine’ is a tough and enduring client, otherwise known for his two encounters with Liam Smith in 2017.
Saturday’s undercard is headlined by the British debut of the great Claressa Shields, who defends her WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles against Ema Kozin as she prepares for an undisputed blockbuster showdown with arch-nemesis and British WBO champion Savannah Marshall.
Former Tyson Fury opponent Otto Wallin is also in action with Chris Jr’s cousin Harlem Eubank and debuting pro Caroline Dubois.
Eubank Jr vs Williams full card/undercard fight
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
Samuel Antwi vs. Conah Walker
Chris Jenkins vs. Julius Indongo
Rhys Edwards vs. Ruslan Berchuk
Otto Wallin vs. Kamil Sokolowski
Harlem Eubank vs. Viorel Simion
Steve Robinson vs. Shane Gill
Caroline Dubois versus Vaida Masiokaite
Eubank Jr vs Williams date, start time, location and ring walks
After being delayed twice, Eubank Jr vs Williams is set to take place on Saturday February 5, 2022.
The fight takes place at Cardiff International Arena in the Welsh capital.
As always, the exact time of the main event will depend on the duration of the undercard bouts, but the ring walks are expected around 10 p.m. GMT.
How to watch Eubank Jr vs. Williams
TV channel: Saturday night’s event is shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers can also follow the action online via the Sky Go app.
Live: Standard Sport will also bring you all the Saturday night action via our LIVE blog.
Eubank Jr vs Williams fight prediction
It won’t be easy, but Eubank Jr needs to win and win well to potentially open up world title chances and silence his opponents.
How about a rematch with arch-rival Billy Joe Saunders next?
Eubank Jr to comfortably win on points here.
Eubank Jr vs Williams weigh-in
The weigh-in for Eubank Jr vs Williams – which will inevitably be spicy, given the animosity between the duo – takes place on Friday afternoon. Then come back for the results.
Eubank Jr vs Williams Betting Odds
Victory for Eubank Jr: 3/10
Williams win: 13/5
Eubank Jr via decision/technical decision: 8/5
Eubank Jr via KO/TKO or DQ: 10/13
Williams via decision/technical decision: 9/2
Williams via KO/TKO or DQ: 13/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).