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sport news Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams: UK ring walk time, how to watch, undercard, ...
sport news Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams: UK ring walk time, how to watch, undercard, ...

Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams will finally go head-to-head in an enticing domestic grudge match on February 5. 

The middleweight clash has been pushed back on two occasions, first from December 11 due to an injury suffered by Williams, and second from January 29 after the British Boxing Board of Control suspended UK boxing for the month of January to allow medical professionals to focus their attention on battling the coronavirus pandemic. 

The bout was tentatively rescheduled for February 5, though with lingering concerns regarding Wales' Covid restrictions, but it finally got the greenlight just over three weeks out with the Welsh government confirming that indoor sporting events could resume.  

Eubank Jr, who has twice fallen short against elite opposition, comes in as the favourite having shown promising improvements in his two bouts under trainer Roy Jones Jr, as he looks to set up a world title shot later in the year, potentially against Gennady Golovkin

Williams is targeting both redemption and a title shot of his own after falling short while making his US debut against Demetrius Andrade in their WBO middleweight title clash in April last year. 

There will be action in abundance before the middleweight rivals finally get their hands on each other on fight night, with Claressa 'GWOAT' Shields making her UK debut on the undercard, while Caroline Dubois, sister of Daniel, makes her first professional outing.  

With the intriguing spectacle swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

Middleweights Chris Eubank Jr (left) and Liam Williams (right) will square off on February 5

Middleweights Chris Eubank Jr (left) and Liam Williams (right) will square off on February 5

When is Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams?

The clash between Eubank Jr and Williams is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 5 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. 

Claressa Shields will also be making her UK debut on the card

Claressa Shields will also be making her UK debut on the card

The pair are expected to walk to the ring at around 10pm for those in the UK, though that will of course depend on results beforehand.  

As stated, there is also plenty of action on the undercard. Shields will defend her WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight titles against the undefeated Ema Kozin, in most likely her final fight before an historic undisputed encounter against Britain's Savannah Marshall. 

Dubois, also fighting on the undercard, has spoken of her excitement to be on the same bill as one of her idols, Shields, as the Olympian looks to make an impression early on in the pro ranks.  

How to watch the fight 

The fight, which will be a 12-round contest, will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.  

Customers will be able to stream the fight via the app on their mobile, tablet or computer device.  

You can also buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from Now for £9.98, which also includes a six-month Mobile Month Membership.    

Sportsmail will also be covering the fight live, so you can keep up-to-date with us. 

Eubank Jr vs Williams: The key stats 

Chris Eubank Jr 

Age: 32

Height: 5ft 11in 

Stance: Orthodox

Record: 31W, 2L, 0D

Knockouts: 23

Rounds: 201

Debut: 2011

Liam Williams

Age: 29

Height: 5ft 10in 

Stance: Orthodox

Record: 23W, 3L, 1D

Knockouts: 18

Rounds: 133

Debut: 2011 

Eubank Jr dismantled German middleweight Wanik Awdijan in his previous outing in October

Eubank Jr dismantled German middleweight Wanik Awdijan in his previous outing in October

Williams, meanwhile, lost via unanimous decision to WBO champion Demetrius Andrade

Williams, meanwhile, lost via unanimous decision to WBO champion Demetrius Andrade

Fight card in full Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin Caroline Dubois vs TBA Samuel Antwi vs Conah Walker Chris Jenkins vs Julius Indongo Rhys Edwards vs Ruslan Berchuk Steve Robinson vs Shane Gill Harlem Eubank vs TBA

*More to follow

What's been said? 

There has been plenty of bad blood between the pair in the build-up to the eagerly-anticipated event, with words exchanged both online and in person. 

At their press conference in

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