By Charles Brun: Chris Eubank Jr. doesn’t have much good to say about Liam Williams pulling out of their December 11th fight due to a training injury. Eubank Jr. thinks he chickened out early.
Eubank Jr. (31-2, 23 KOs) seemed to be looking forward to this fight even though Williams (23-3-1, 18 KOs) was schooled by WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade in his previous bout last April.
I don’t know why Eubank Jr. is bothered about Williams pulling out because he did him a favor. Now, Eubank Jr. can concentrate on getting a good fight against Andrade, Jaime Munguia, or Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
With Williams out, Eubank Jr. should tell his promoter to set him up with a title shot against Andrade because he’d likely give him a crack at his belt.
Andrade’s promoter Eddie Hearn complained last Friday night about Jermall Charlo, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Jaime Munguia not stepping up to face Demetrius.
Hearn might be willing to give Eubank Jr. a shot at Andrade if he’s up to it, but it’s a risky one for Chris. This isn’t a low-level domestic type of affair against Liam Williams. Andrade is DANGEROUS, and he could give Eubank Jr. a worse beating than George Groves did.
Please don’t tell me after all your s*** talking your trying to weasel your way out of the fight crying about a training injury!? I know I buried you in the gloves are off interview & labeled you a bottle-job but surely your not going to bottle it this early!? @Liamwilliamsko
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) November 20, 2021
Williams, 29, has struggled when he’s tried stepping up in his career against top 10 level opposition, and it hardly seemed worth it for Eubank Jr. to fight him. Demetrius beat Liam Williams like a drum last April, and he would have knocked him out early if he’d come to the fight looking for a quick KO like he did last Friday night against Jason Quigley.
Eubank Jr. needs to get his career together and start fighting better opposition because he’s getting up there in age. The guy is about to turn 33, and he hasn’t fought an actual world-class opponent since his fight with George Groves in 2018.
Yeah, the defeat was a bitter pill for Eubank Jr. to swallow against Groves, but he should have gotten back in there with talented opposition rather than taking a long three-year break in fighting a second-tier opponent.
Eubank Jr. needs to wake up, smell the coffee, and recognize that he’s wasting his career with these low-level fights. Hearn would likely agree in a second to give Eubank Jr. a title shot against Demetrius Andrade if he asked him. Why wouldn’t Eubank Jr. ask for a title shot against Andrade. I think it’s pretty obvious why. He’d lose.