Chris Eubank Jr on potential Liam Williams grudge match: ‘I would be happy to settle our differences’ | Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr says Liam Williams is “the frontrunner” to be his next opponent and told his rival “we need to set the record straight” on their simmering grudge.

Eubank Jr forced Wanik Awdijan to retire on his stool after five rounds on Saturday, insisting that his opponent’s ribs were broken by body punches, and is now targeting a major fight in December.

He said about Williams: “He has been very vocal on social media talking a lot of trash and we need to set the record straight.

Chris Eubank Jr
Eubank Jr returned with a fifth-round win

“That is of interest.

“There are other names domestically and internationally too.

“It will definitely be a big fight or a world title fight in December.

“He is the frontrunner but nothing has been confirmed.

Welshman Williams can become Britain's latest world champion
Liam Williams has targeted Eubank Jr

“It is a great fight, a lot of fans have been calling for it.

“I would be happy to settle our differences once and for all.

“There has been contact over the past year on social media. He has a lot to say, he has been very disrespectful, and he needs to be brought down a peg or two.”

Welshman Williams has regularly taunted Eubank Jr and tried to coax him into a fight – an all-British battle could propel one man into the world title equation.

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Eubank Jr said about his future ambition: “Within the next 12 months I will be world champion at middleweight. No doubt about it. That is the route that we are on.

“I have always wanted to get in the ring with Gennadiy Golovkin. Triple G is one of the biggest names in the sport.

“We were supposed to fight years ago but it fell through due to contract issues – I’ve always regretted that.

“I am WBA interim champion and he will fight for the full belt soon. So I will be No 1 contender if he wins.

“That would be a fight I would love to have in early 2022.

December 18, 2020; Hollywood, Florida; Gennadiy Golovkin and Kamil Szeremeta during their bout on the December 18, 2020 Matchroom fight card in Hollywood, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Michael Owens/Matchroom.
IBF champion Gennadiy Golovkin is Eubank Jr’s target

“I know that I have that guy’s number. The style I have? He’s never gone against anything like that.

“Guys are so worried about his power that they just try to survive. But I spar heavyweights and don’t get knocked out so I’m not worried about a middleweight’s power.

“I will go in there and fight fire with fire, and I will take him out.”

IBF champion Golovkin is first set to face WBA titleholder Ryota Murata in a world middleweight title unification bout on December 28.

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October 24 – Top Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title

October 31 – Top Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas

November 6 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles

November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool

November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois professional debut

November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title

December 11 – BOXXER in Birmingham
Savannah Marshall
Claressa Shields

December 11 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey

December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles

December 18 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title

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