Ahead of this Saturday’s massive BOXXER: Fight Night at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, headlined by Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams and Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin, all the boxers’ on the show weighed in today at the Park Inn, Cardiff.
The boxer’s did not face-off for the media and fans at this time, they will participate in the Face-Off at 5pm today at the City Hall, Cardiff, which is open for media and fans to capture the boxers’ as they go face-to-face for the final time.
10 x 3 mins English Welterweight Championship
SAMUEL ANTWI 10st 6lb 5oz (146.5lb) vs. CONAH WALKER 10st 6lb (146lb)
OTTO WALLIN 18st 1lb 5oz (253.5lb) vs. KAMIL SOKOLOWSKI 16st 10lb 5oz (234.5)
MAIN EVENT WEIGHTS
12 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest
CHRIS EUBANK JR. 11st 6lbs (160lbs) vs. LIAM WILLIAMS 11st 5lbs (159lbs)
10 x 2 mins WBC/WBA/IBF/WBF Female Middleweight Championship of the World
CLARESSA SHIELDS 11st 5lbs (159lbs) vs. EMA KOZIN 1st 5lbs 5oz (159.5lbs)
Chris Eubank Jr – I didn’t spend a year and a half on a farm with chickens and snakes and raccoons training for nothing. We’re on our way to cleaning up the middleweight division and Liam Williams is the next man in front of me.
I’m going to take him out. All that matters is what’s going to happen on the night and that’s me standing over him and looking down and raising my fists as he gets counted out. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.
It’s an unbelievable opportunity to fight here in Cardiff in such a high level fight against Chris. I’m just so excited to put an end to this guy, drop him down a few levels. You’ll realise his his level after this fight.
He’s mentally tough, he takes a good shot, but his his legs are very robotic. He moves like he’s got wooden legs. I just think my skill set is a lot better. We’re going to find out on a Saturday.
I believe I believe I’ve got the power to stop him and knock him out. Whether I will or not, I don’t know because it’s going to be one of them top fights it’s going to be it’s gonna be very intense, but I do hope to knock him out.
Roy Jones Jr, Trainer, Chris Eubank Jr
There’s a difference between good fighters and great fighters. When you can change those gears and go to that next level, that makes you a great fighter and that’s what I’ve seen in Chris Eubank Jr.
Ben Shalom, BOXXER CEO and founder
We are now days away from what has to be one of the British biggest British grudge matches we’ve seen in a long time. Everything is on the line for both fighters.
We know Chris has his world title ambitions very, very firmly in his head. But he must come through Liam Williams, and this fight is everything for him – imagine a fighter coming to his hometown in front of these Cardiff fans. No one can call it. Everyone is anticipating this fight. I can’t wait.
Kalle Sauerland, Wasserman Boxing, promoter of Chris Eubank Jr
It kicks off what is a fantastic February for British boxing. This is a fight that leads us to the next level, that level of the Golovkins, that level of the World Championships.
This is not looking past Liam, I think he’s gonna bring a very tough fight on Saturday night. I think it’s gonna be a treat for the fans. Chris is not afraid of the Dragon’s Lair and I think we’re going to see a grandstand performance.
Dmitry Salita, promoter, Claressa Shields
It’s a great honour to work with Sky Sports and BOXXER and Ben Shalom. It’s been a great experience and the reception of fans and the media has just been so much love and support for Claressa. We have a stern test ahead of us on Saturday night but I know that Claressa is going to be successful and put an explosive performance.
I want to thank God first, I want to thank everybody that’s here: my promoter Dimitri Salita, my manager Mark Taffett, my coaches. It’s been a really good camp and I’m excited to be here for multiple reasons.
And I’ll break it down for you quick: one, beat up Ema Kozin and then beat up your [UK] favourite Savannah Marshall and go home. That’s why I’m here. So February 5 is the beginning.