Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams: Fight rescheduled for February 5

The pair will collide in Wales with the winner expected to challenge for world honours once again after respective defeats to George Groves and Demetrius Andrade.

Chris Eubank Jr's eagerly-awaited middleweight showdown against Liam Williams has been rearranged for February 5 at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Chris Eubank Jr. will finally collide against Liam Williams on February 5 at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

The domestic dust-up was originally scheduled to take place on December 11 only for Liam Williams to pull out due to a shoulder injury.

Then the British Board of Control intervened to block a proposed bout between the duo in January due to Covid-19.

There were fears Williams may have had to surrender home advantage as fans in Wales are currently prohibited from attending sporting events although various Covid-19 curbs are being withdrawn over the next few weeks.

With spectators allowed back into sporting venues from next Friday, a grudge fight between two fighters seeking to enhance their claims for another shot at a world title has been given the go-ahead to proceed on the first weekend of February.

Eubank (31-2, 23KOs) has won his last five since being outpointed by then WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves in February 2018 while Williams (23-3-1, 18KOs) has been out of action since losing to WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade last April.

Undercard taking place

Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a winner of multiple world titles in three different weight classes, will make her UK debut as the chief support.

Shields (11-0, 2KOs) will defend her WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight crowns against unbeaten Ema Kozin (21-0-1, 11 KOs) ahead of an anticipated meeting against WBO titlist Savannah Marshall later this year.

Caroline Dubois, who competed at Tokyo 2020 and is the sister of heavyweight boxer Daniel, will make her professional debut on the undercard.

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