CHRIS EUBANK JR returns to the ring to take on tricky late replacement Anatoli Muratov.
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Eubank Jr, 32, is eyeing huge fights against Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin should he overcome Muratov.
When is Eubank Jr vs Muratov?
- Chris Eubank Jr vs Antoli Muratov will take place on Saturday, October 2nd.
- Wembley Arena in London plays host to the card.
- Expect the main event of Eubank Jr vs Muratov at around 10pm BST.
- The middleweight fight is scheduled for 12 x 3 minute rounds.
What TV channel and live stream is Eubank Jr vs Muratov on?
Chris Eubank Jr vs Antoli Muratov will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena.
Sky begin their coverage from 7.30pm.
What is the Eubank Jr vs Muratov undercard?
Unbeaten Brit cruiserweight sensation Richard Riakporhe is in action as he continues to chase a world title shot.
Elsewhere, David Avanesyan makes his comeback after his victory over Josh Kelly in February.
- Chris Eubank Jr vs Anatoli Muratov
- David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor
- Jamal Le Doux vs Germaine Brown
- Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Twardowski
- Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward
- Linus Udofia vs Xhuljo Vrenozi
- Joe Pigford vs TBA
- Ebonie Jones vs Bec Connolly
- Matty Harris vs TBA
Who is Anatoli Muratov?
Antoli Muratov, 33, is ranked #7 by the WBA, and has come into the fight as a very late replacement for Sven Eibir.
Eibir tested positive for Covid – which was announced on Monday just five days before the fight – and he was out.
The Kazakh-born German Muratov has won 24 out of his 27 fights, with two defeats and one draw.
Muratov is ranked ahead of Elbir, the WBA’s No 15, and has not lost since August 2014.
What have they said?
Eubank Jr on it being his first fight since brother Sebastian’s death:
“It’s been tough. I’ve never dealt with anything like this in my life.
“I don’t know how it will affect me in the ring, losing such a close family member. It’s been a rough ride.
“I am dedicating this fight to my brother. I’ll have his name on my shorts and bring his son Raheem into the ring afterwards. He was a great soul.
“We will continue to do everything in his name.”
Asked what his younger brother was like, Chris told GMB: “He was an awesome human being.
“He was righteous and true always helping people.
“He always told me don’t do things for you, do them for other people. That will always stay with me.”
On Sky Sports fight: “The opponent has changed but the objective remains the same. War time in 5 days live on Sky Sports.”
Speaking after Anthony Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk, Eubank Jr said:
“Absolutely, I’m fired up.
“Obviously Anthony Joshua is a friend of mine. I’m a little deflated that he lost, but it’s part of the game. We’ve all been there.
“If anything, this makes me want to fight even harder. I know the feelings he’s going through now.
“The first thing you want to do is get back in the ring and win. We’re going to put on a hell of a show.”