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Chris Eubank Jr to fight Antoli Muratov – live on talkSPORT


Chris Eubank Jr will now fight Antoli Muratov on Saturday night, live on talkSPORT, after initial opponent Sven Elbir tested positive for coronavirus.

The precocious talent returns to the ring at the SSE Arena at Wembley, with a shot at the WBA middleweight title in his sights.

Chris Eubank Jr takes on Antoli Muratov, live on talkSPORT this Saturday

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Chris Eubank Jr takes on Antoli Muratov, live on talkSPORT this Saturday

Muratov is ranked seventh by the organisation having lost just twice from his 27 fights, with 24 wins and 17 knockouts.

The 33-year-old is well-traveled, having boxed away from home in Turkey, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, and the United States and in his native Germany throughout his 27-fight career.

Eubank Jr is more fired up than ever to realise his world title dreams after watching close friend Anthony Joshua relinquish his own belts on Saturday.

‘AJ’ was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday and his close friend has promised a spectacle.

Muratov is ranked No 7 by the WBA after winning 24 of his 27 bouts, racking up 17 knockouts in that time and losing only twice

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Muratov is ranked No 7 by the WBA after winning 24 of his 27 bouts, racking up 17 knockouts in that time and losing only twice

“Absolutely, I’m fired up,” Eubank Jr said on Sky Sports.

“Obviously Anthony Joshua is a friend of mine. I’m a little deflated that he lost, but it’s part of the game. We’ve all been there.

“If anything, this makes me want to fight even harder. I know the feelings he’s going through now.

“The first thing you want to do is get back in the ring and win. We’re going to put on a hell of a show.”



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