Boxing Fight: “The first opponent receives Covid, while the second opponent fails a medical on the day of the bout. It’s bizarre.” Chris Eubank Jr. reacts to the cancellation of his bout with Anatoli Muratov, but he intends to restart his career in two weeks.
Chris Eubank Jr. admits the news of his fight postponement was surreal,’ but the middleweight contender hopes to return to the ring later this month.
On Saturday morning, Eubank Jr was informed that his replacement opponent, Anatoli Muratov, had not been cleared to fight to owe to medical reasons and that the fight would have to be cancelled.
The 32-year-old was scheduled to play Sven Elbir, who tested positive for Covid-19, and Eubank Jr expressed shock at the abrupt postponement.
The fight is off my opponent failed a medical exam ill now box later this month. Apologies 2 everyone that bought tickets nobody is more disappointed than me. Life continues 2 throw these obstacles at me but im a man of faith in the end everything will work out how its supposed 2
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 2, 2021
“Nothing like this has ever happened in my career,” he told Sky Sports News. The first opponent receives Covid, while the second opponent fails a medical on the day of the fight. It’s bizarre. It doesn’t appear to be real.
“Everything happens for a reason, and the plan is to fight again in two weeks.” We’re still on our way. We’re still planning to battle this month, so we’re fine.
“Listen, I’m going back to the gym first thing tomorrow morning.” I’m going to carry on as if nothing happened, and then I’ll prepare for the next fight, which will be in a few weeks.
“There will be a lot of opponents, and it will be a good fight.” It will be a fair contest.”
Eubank Jr. is aiming for IBF world champion Gennady Golovkin, but he is also anticipated to obtain a mandatory WBA title shot.
“The intention was and continues to be to fight in December,” he explained. “We need to fight this month so that I can relax and then start a new training camp for a bout in December.”
“It’s critical that I fight this month because a big name or a world title battle awaits me in December.”
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