Date: 2200 GMT, 05/02/2022
Venue: Motorpoint Arena
TV: Sky Sports
Chris Eubank Jr will have to overcome a hostile reception when taking on Welsh warrior Liam Williams in Cardiff on Saturday night.
However, the 32-year-old seems to have the same ice-cold temperament as his famous father and is fancied to silence the home supporters.
We’re taking 2.37 for the Brighton boxer to get the job done inside the distance for our first Eubank vs Williams prediction.
Chris Eubank Jr Odds
Eubank has done a good job of upholding family honour, even if not quite hitting the dizzy heights of his two-weight world champion dad.
Next Gen has won 31 of his 33 pro fights, only losing out on points to elite-level opponents in Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves.
Arthur Abraham and James DeGale feature among his victims, albeit when coming towards the end of their careers.
Having enjoyed five straight wins since the Groves defeat, Eubank is hunting another shot at world title glory and it could be a case of now or never.
He has also made no secret of having a personal dislike for Williams, stating: “Usually, it’s just business for me, but this fight is personal.”
This should be a fiery encounter for a while, but we’re taking the Englishman to wear down his opponent in the latter rounds.
Looking at the 15.0 for a ninth-round stoppage.
Liam Williams Odds
Williams had to work his way up the old-fashioned way, claiming British, Commonwealth and European titles at light-middleweight.
However, back-to-back losses to Liam Smith with the WBO belt up for grabs halted his progress.
The Machine bounced back to become the British middleweight champion, only to be outclassed by Demetrius Andrade at world level.
Williams showed plenty of spirit to take the highly-rated American the distance after being floored in round two, but was a long way behind on the scorecards.
This represents a drop back down in class and the Welshman told Eubank on Sky Sports: “You are the most fake person I know, nothing is real about you.
“I respect your ability but I don’t respect you. I don’t like this man, I just think he’s a total clown, he’s just running off the Eubank name but he’s an embarrassment to it.
“He isn’t half the fighter his dad was and he’s more interested in being a celebrity than a fighter.”
Williams has the heart and home advantage, so can’t be ruled out and is always willing to come forward.
That makes 1.83 for the bout not to last the full 12 rounds worth adding to our Eubank vs Williams betting tips.
However, Eubank beat the useful Avni Yildirim in front of a wild Stuttgart crowd back in October 2017 and has the engine to overpower Williams here.
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