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Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams possible for December

Williams unsuccessfully challenged Demetrius Andrade for the WBO title in April

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

After wiping out Wanik Awdijan last weekend, Chris Eubank Jr. intends to squeeze a major fight into the end of 2021. He tells Sky Sports that he’ll return in “a big fight or a world title fight in December,” naming former title challenger Liam Williams as the “frontrunner” to welcome him back.

“The Machine” (23-3-1, 18 KO) went from dropping two controversial fights to Liam Smith to rampaging through the domestic scene, knocking out seven consecutive opponents to earn a crack at Demetrius Andrade. “Boo Boo” proved a step too far, however, setting the tempo with a second-round knockdown and cruising to a unanimous decision.

Even with that setback, he’s Eubank’s (31-2, 23 KO) best opponent since Matt Korobov janked his shoulder in their December 2019 meeting. Eubank theoretically has a mandatory shot at the winner of Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata, and an impressive performance against a tough customer in Williams would be a much-needed notch in his belt.

Plus, these two figure to collide head-on and beat the snot out of one another until somebody falls over, so I’m more than okay with this matchup.

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