Chris Eubank Jr has vowed to make new rival Wanik Awidjan answer for the “outlandish things” he has said since their fight was agreed.
Eubank Jr returns to action on Saturday in Newcastle, live on Sky Sports, finally able to release any pent-up frustration after two previous opponents withdrew from fighting him inside of a week.
Germany-based Awidjan has stepped up and has already made some bold claims that Eubank Jr tried to avoid facing him by trying to chase a different opponent.
✨𝗘𝗨𝗕𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗝𝗥 𝗝𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗦 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗟𝗘 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗬!🥳@ChrisEubankJr has been added to the exciting Newcastle bill and will face German middleweight Wanik Awdijan over 10 rounds live on Sky Sports💪
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) October 8, 2021
Eubank Jr was previously set to face Anatoli Muratov who pulled out on the morning of their fight on medical grounds. Muratov had got the nod ahead of Awidjan, who now has his chance.
Eubank Jr said about Awidjan: “He couldn’t make the weight. He wanted to come in at 12st. We found someone else.
“He took that as me being scared.
“He took to social media and said some outlandish things.
“He is in a position where he has to back up the things that he has said.
“I’m interested to see, when we are face to face at the press conference and when we get in the ring, if he will have the same energy as he had on social media.”
Eubank Jr’s trainer, the legendary Roy Jones Jr, said about the brewing animosity with Awidjan: “I love to have [Eubank Jr’s] engine running. When it is running, great things happen. I’m happy that he talked junk!
“It’s easy to adapt because I prepare him for whatever. If an opponent does A or B, he may come out and do C. My job is to get him ready.
“These are just hurdles. If you can’t overcome these hurdles, how do you expect to overcome the hurdle of becoming world champ?”
Eubank Jr intends to tee up a major fight in December with a statement victory over Awidjan on a bill promoted by BOXXER that features Savannah Marshall and Hughie Fury.
Eubank Jr said about Awidjan: “I have a very good opponent – 28 wins, only…
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