Chris Eubank Jr will have to wait longer for his return to the ring after British Boxing Board Of Control BBBoC raised concerns over Anatoli Muratov Pre Fight Medicals and called off the Fight, which was scheduled for Saturday night 2nd October at the SSE Arena in London.
Eubank was looking to get back in the ring after two full years of absence but still occupies the WBA No.1 spot and was looking for a big fight against the WBA No.7 Anotoli, scheduled for a date 8n December.
“It is an extremely unfortunate situation for Chris. However, the health and safety of boxers is always our number one concern and at this late stage it has not been possible to find a suitable replacement,” said Kalle Sauerland, Head of Global Boxing at Wasserman, who promote Eubank.
“I know Chris was looking forward to fighting tonight at the SSE Arena, Wembley and starring as the new face of Sky Sports Boxing. We are already in discussions regarding a new date for Chris and fans can expect to see him back in the ring very soon.”
Eubank Jr. was first scheduled to face Sven Elbir but that was off after the latter pulled off after testing positive for the deadly virus COVID 19. Anatoli came into the fight As a late replacement one week ago.
The show was set to be the biggest show since Eddie Hearn’s MatchRoom Boxing split from the prestigious SkySports and the Head Of Boxing had a few to say on the topic and also announce that David Avanesyan will fight Liam Taylor in the main event of the card.
“I feel very strongly that first and foremost, the health and safety of all fighters is paramount,” said Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing. “We’re hugely disappointed for Chris Eubank Jr, who has a big role to play in our new era on Sky Sports Boxing, and he will return on one of our shows in the coming weeks.
“David Avanesyan now tops tonight’s action-packed bill with his European title fight and we’ll bring you some of the most exciting talent in British boxing, with Richard Riakporhe, Ebonie Jones, and Germaine Brown all receiving their chance to shine on Sky Sports.”
Chris Eubank Jr was last seen in the ring in February 2019, when he out-pointed James DeGale at the O2 Arena, London