Bitter Rivals Chris Eubank Jr. & Liam Williams
Set To Clash In Cardiff On Dec. 11
The long-running rivalry between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam
Williams will be settled in explosive fashion on Saturday,
December 11 in a highly-anticipated showdown promoted by
BOXXER and Wasserman Boxing at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff,
live and exclusive on Sky Sports.
Eubank (31-2, 23 KO’s) and Williams (23-3, 18 KO’s) both lay
claim to being the #1 middleweight in the UK and have traded
verbal jabs numerous times in recent years. Now Eubank is
taking the fight to Williams’ doorstep as he heads to the
Welsh capital city of Cardiff to face the Welshman on home
With both fighters known for having all-action styles and a
proven pedigree for finishing fights inside the distance,
their December 11 meeting promises to be one of the most
electrifying British boxing contests of the year in a fiery
“Liam Williams has been saying a lot to try to catch my
attention and bait me into fighting him,” said Eubank Jr.
“It’s now got to the point where everyone is asking me to
shut him up, and on December 11, I’m going to give the
people what they want.
“As I’ve said, I’m only involved in big fights from now on
and this is the fight people want to see. They want to see
if Williams can back up what he’s been saying – which he
won’t. I’m on a mission towards World Titles and Liam
Williams is someone I’ve got to go through to get there. I’m
looking forward to shutting him up.”
Williams said, “I’m very excited to get the fight made. It’s
been coming for a long time. I can’t wait to shut his mouth
once and for all. There’s nothing like a big domestic
showdown to get the juices flowing. A lot of people have
been calling for this fight for a long time. I personally
think it’s the biggest all-British fight outside of AJ and
“I’m really excited and just counting down the days. I’ve
not been that impressed with Chris’ recent performances.
People are talking about how he’s brought Roy Jones in to
improve him but if I’m being totally honest I don’t think
he’s improved one bit. A win in this fight and possibly even
a stoppage over Eubank and my name is going to be well and
truly out there and in the mix for world titles.”
Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, remarked,
“We’re delighted to deliver a pre-Christmas cracker as Chris
Eubank Jr collides with Liam Williams in a huge British
battle on December 11, live on Sky Sports.
“Chris Eubank Jr’s world title ambitions will be severely
tested by Williams, the fiery Welshman, who dragged WBO
Champion Demetrius Andrade into a punishing dogfight earlier
“With their heated feud ready to boil over, Williams will
relish the chance to inflict a crushing defeat. Is Eubank Jr
ready for the biggest names in the world? We’ll soon find
out as Sky Sports serves up a festive treat!”
“This is the fight that everyone has been talking about,”
said Wasserman Boxing promoter Kalle Sauerland. “The public
demand has been overwhelming. On December 11, Chris Eubank
Jr and Liam Williams are finally going to meet in the centre
of the ring to settle their differences once and for all.
This is without a doubt the biggest fight in British boxing
“This fight has everything and has been what all the fans
have been asking for. It’s an amazing way to end the year
for Boxxer on Sky Sports and bringing this type of fight as
part of a normal Sky Sports subscription is a very proud
moment,” said Ben Shalom, BOXXER founder and CEO.
“They genuinely dislike each other, they both come forward
non-stop and Eubank is heading into the dragon’s den to
settle their issue on Williams’ home soil. I’ll be amazed if
this doesn’t turn out to be British boxing’s fight of the
year. A stacked card will sit underneath - Cardiff is in for
a very special night.”
The Wasserman Boxing-promoted Eubank fought in Newcastle
last month, stopping German challenger Wanik Awdijan with a
body shot in the fifth round of their contest. It was
Eubank’s second fight and win of the year, following his
dominant win over Marcus Morrison in May.
Williams last fought in April this year, when he rode a
seven-fight streak of stoppage wins into a world title
challenge against WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius
Andrade in Florida. Williams brought the fight to the
undefeated defending champion and forced Andrade to dig deep
to retain his title by way of judges’ decision.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow,
Friday November 12 and the two fighters will be present at a
press conference in London next week, with details of the
conference date and time to be announced shortly.