Chris Eubank Jr versus Anatoli Muratov will not happen at SSE Area, Wembley tonight.
Sky Sports activities Saturday Struggle Night time proceeds with a packed card that includes European title conflict between Avanesyan and Taylor, English Title Eliminator between Germaine Brown and Jamal Le Doux, plus stars Richard Riakporhe and Ebonie Jones.
Muratov is unable to battle in tonight’s bout with Eubank Jr after the British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC) raised issues over pre-fight medicals.
With the well being and security of our boxers being of paramount concern and the remaining timeframe permitting no chance of discovering a alternative opponent of appropriate high quality, the bout has been cancelled and Eubank is not going to be showing on tonight’s card.
The highly-anticipated European Welterweight Championship battle between David Avanesyan and Manchester’s Liam Taylor has been elevated to the highest of the stacked card which incorporates the English Tremendous-Middleweight title eliminator between Germaine Brown and Jamal Le Doux; the thrilling return of Britain’s most fun cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe; the pro-debut of elite beginner Ebonie Jones; the return of cruiserweight expertise Mikael Lawal; dynamite-punching Joe Pigford; rising middleweight star Linus Udofia; hotly-tipped tremendous bantamweight prospect Alireza Ghadiri and undefeated Flyweight Harvey Horn.
“Clearly we’re all disenchanted that Chris Eubank Jr. can now not compete on tonight’s card, however you will need to make the proper determination within the pursuits of fighters’ well being and security. We’re grateful to the British Board of Boxing Management for the requirements they make use of to guard that,” mentioned BOXXER’s Ben Shalom.
“My ideas exit to Chris, who has had a really troublesome time currently. He’ll come again stronger and stays a key determine in Sky Sports activities plans. Chris might be returning with a giant battle within the subsequent few weeks.
“Tonight’s card stays stacked with nice fights from high to backside, together with the European Welterweight Championship bout in the principle occasion, the English Tremendous-Middleweight Title Eliminator bout between Germaine Brown and Jamal Ledoux and the return of high cruiserweight prospect Richard Riakporhe.”
Adam Smith, Sky Sports activities Head of Boxing, mentioned, “I really feel very strongly that at the beginning, the well being and security of all fighters is paramount.
“We’re massively disenchanted for Chris Eubank Jr, who has a giant function to play in our new period on Sky Sports activities Boxing, and he’ll return on certainly one of our reveals within the coming weeks.
“David Avanesyan now tops tonight’s action-packed invoice along with his European title battle and we’ll convey you a number of the most fun expertise in British boxing, with Richard Riakporhe, Ebonie Jones, and Germaine Brown all receiving their probability to shine on Sky Sports activities.”
Kalle Sauerland, Head of International Boxing at Wasserman, mentioned “It’s a particularly unlucky scenario for Chris. Nevertheless, the well being and security of boxers is all the time our primary concern and at this late stage it wasn’t potential to discover a appropriate alternative.
“I do know Chris was wanting ahead to combating tonight at The SSE Area, Wembley and starring as the brand new face of Sky Sports activities Boxing. We’re already in discussions concerning a brand new date for Chris and followers can count on to see him again within the ring very quickly.”
Watch Avanesyan vs Taylor on an action-packed invoice, from 7.30pm on Sky Sports activities