Chris Eubank Jr. ‘an embarrassment’ for the surname says Liam Williams as the excitement boils over with grudge match threatening | Boxing news

Chris Eubank Jr. is “more interested in being a celebrity” than a fighter, Liam Williams has criticized as the enmity builds up against their fight.

Eubank Jr. takes to Williams’ hometown of Cardiff on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, to finally settle a bitter feud that began on social media and continues to come face to face.

“I do not like this man. He is a total clown,” Williams said on The Gloves Are Off, which is available on Demand now.

“He runs from the Eubank name. He is an embarrassment to the Eubank name.

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Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams exchanged verbal blows as they came face to face in The Gloves Are Off studio ahead of their February 5 clash in Cardiff

“He’s not the half fighter that his father was.

“He’s more interested in being a celebrity than a fighter.”

Eubank Jr. shot back: “Celebrity? Celebrity has not kept me in the game for 10 years and won me 31 matches.

“If you’re not the real thing, you do not win, you do not get the following or the fandom that I have.

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Tensions were high in The Gloves Are Off studio when Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams refused to shake hands prior to their February 5 clash

“If I’m a fake, why did he call me out?”

Williams said: “It will be hard to bulge his confidence because he is a confident guy. So was his father.

“Self-confidence does not win battles. You have to back it up. You have to stand and have a blow. That’s what I’m about.

Sky Sports Boxing schedule

Saturday 5 February in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr. mod Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles

Saturday, February 19 in Manchester
Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook
Frazer Clarkes pro-debut

Saturday, February 26 in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall – Undisputed super-lightweight titles
Nick Campbell vs. Jay McFarlane – Scottish heavyweight title

Saturday, March 5 in Fresno
Jose Ramirez vs. Jose Pedraza

Sunday, March 20 in New York
Edgar Berlanga vs. Steve Rolls
Keyshawn Davis
Xander Zayas

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