Chris Eubank Jr's bout with Anatoli Muratov CANCELLED on fight day

Chris Eubank Jr’s clash against Anatoli Muratov is CANCELLED on the day the fight was supposed to take place after concern over his German opponent’s pre-fight medical

  • Chris Eubank Jr won’t fight on Saturday night after his match was cancelled  
  • He was set to face Sven Elbir who pulled out following a positive Covid-19 test 
  • Anatoli Muratov stepped up in his place but has now also had to pull out  
  • The event will now be headlined by David Avanesyan and Liam Taylor 

Chris Eubank Jr’s fight against Anatoli Muratov has been cancelled on the day the fight was supposed to take place.

The bout was supposed to headline the card as part of Sky Sports Saturday Fight Night at London’s SSE Arena tonight.

Muratov though is unable to fight in tonight’s bout after the British Boxing Board of Control raised concerns over his pre-fight medicals.   

Chris Eubank Jr’s fight with Anatoli Muratov has been cancelled on the day of the fight

Sky Sports have confirmed the card will still go ahead tonight, with the European Welterweight Championship bout between David Avanesyan and Manchester’s Liam Taylor elevated to the headline bout.

BOXXER’S Ben Shalom commented: ‘Obviously we are all disappointed that Chris Eubank Jr. can no longer compete on tonight’s card, but it is important to make the right decision in the interests of fighters’ health and safety. 

‘We’re grateful to the British Board of Boxing Control for the standards they employ to protect that.’

Muratov (right) is unable to fight following concerns over his pre-fight medicals

Eubank had originally been scheduled to fight German Sven Elbir on Saturday night.

However, Elbir had to pull out of the fight on Wednesday after testing positive for Covid-19.

German compatriot Muratov stepped up in his place, but unfortunately a fight won’t take place at all for Eubank.

The 32-year-old Brit has not fought since beating Marcus Morrison back in May this year.

Earlier on Saturday morning, Eubank posted a tweet dedicating the fight to his brother Sebastian who died back in July.

He posted a picture of trunks with brothers name on with the caption: ‘You have to fight no longer… so tonight I fight for you @SebEubank aka THE ALKALION.’

Eubank has declared himself ready to step in against Gennady Golovkin ‘as soon as possible’ if the middleweight legend’s December fight against Ryota Murata is called off because of Coronavirus in Tokyo.

The card will now be headlined by David Avanesyan’s bout with Manchester’s Liam Taylor

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