Chris Eubank Jr On Liam Williams: “He Will Pay For What He Said!”

Chris Eubank Jr looking to beat some respect into Liam Williams

Middleweight title contender Chris Eubank Jr, Liam Williams looking up
Chris Eubank Jr (left), Liam Williams

Chris Eubank Jr looking to beat some respect into Liam Williams


Sometimes when a person crosses you, the only thing to be done is sock that individual in the mouth. This is precisely the scenario that middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (31-2, 23 KO’s) finds himself facing. Luckily he’ll be able to put knuckles to teeth against his antagonist, Liam “The Machine” Williams (23-3-1, 18 KO’s), on December 11.

For Eubank, currently ranked #1 (WBA) and #3 (WBC), Williams has gotten far too reckless on his social media accounts for his liking. As most fighters do, Eubanks fancies himself to be heads-and-shoulders a better athlete and overall boxer than Williams. Armed with this belief, he is looking forward to humbling Williams, who ranks #6 (WBC), #6 (WBA) and #7 (IBF), when they collide in Cardiff, Wales.

PUNKS JUMP UP!

As a person who puts a great deal of value into respect and self-image, it’s not hard to envision why Eubank had such a problem with Williams’ public commentary. And as he told IFL TV, he’s eager for his day of reckoning.

“On a personal level, I wanted this fight. He’s said a lot of things online, a lot of stuff that I can’t forgive and that he has to pay for. I’ve never really been that guy to punch below the belt when it comes to trash talk and building a fight. He’s gone way below and yeah, he is going to pay for what he said!”

A CROSSROADS

The two will enter the bout having radically different results in their last outings. Eubank Jr will come in riding high off of his fifth round knockout of Wanik Awdijan. In his fight prior to that, against Marcus Morrison, Chris Eubank Jr snapped almost two full years of inactivity. Clearly he is feeling his groove as the Williams fight will take place a slim two-months after the Awdijan dustup.

Williams on the other hand will slide through the ring ropes with ambitions to get back in the win column. This is because he dropped a decision loss to WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade on April 17. Despite the bout ending in defeat, it was a wildly entertaining action fight. Not only this, Williams displayed tremendous heart and an astonishing chin. Obviously though, the Machine is not shooting to be king of the Tough Men but rather a world champion. If he hopes to continue advancing his position in the sport, a win over Eubank is critical.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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